The Plant Guide

Browse the Full Plant Guide

Fiber-optic grass

Isolepis cernua

eye-so-LEP-iss SIR-new-ah

This eye-catching sedge has silvery flower heads on the ends of its stems, making it appear like a tuft of fiber optic threads. It needs moist or wet soil and grows to about a foot tall and wide. Use it at waterside or in a container.

CareProvide full sun to part shade and moist or wet soil.

PropagationDivide clumps in spring.

  • Zones : 10, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Uses : Containers
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium to Wet
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

Related Plants

Related Articles

More From the Plant Guide

Winter Interest

Partial Shade

Browse the Full Plant Guide