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Graceful Grasses® Fiber Optic Grass Isolepsis (Scirpus) cernus

  • Hardy Zones
    • 8 - 10
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 10 - 14 Inches
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Graceful Grasses® Fiber Optic Grass Isolepsis (Scirpus) cernus

Part Sun to Sun 10 - 14

Features

Consider me PLANT therapy.

Bright green grasslike plant with small fluffy flowers at the stem tips

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Adaptable As Houseplant
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Water Plant
Grass: 
Grass

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Short
Garden Height: 
10 - 14 Inches
Spacing: 
10 - 12 Inches
Spread: 
10 - 14 Inches
Flower Colors: 
White
Flower Shade: 
White
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Filler

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Early Summer
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Hardiness Zones: 
8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Grass
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Perfect for containers, borders and beds

Maintenance Notes: 

Fiber Optic Grass is a neutral grass. Where temperatures get colder than 20 degrees F, the plants should be treated as annuals. Once the grass turns brown it can either be removed immediately or removed in the spring. It should not be expected to live through the winter and begin growing again in the spring.

In areas where winter temperatures remain above 20 degrees it should be considered a perennial and the following information should be useful. Evergreen or neutral grasses are usually plants that look like grasses but aren't actually classified as grasses, they are generally called grass-like plants.

Divide evergreen or neutral grasses and grass-like plants in spring only.
Evergreen grasses don't ever go dormant. Dividing plants wounds them to some degree. For evergreen grasses this wounding will really affect their ability to live through the winter.

  • I have one on a table by my front door and everytime I look at it I smile. My guests always comment about this plant - they also think its cute!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    kaye
    3 years ago
  • I have one on a table by my front door and everytime I look at it I smile. My guests always comment about this plant - they also think its cute!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    kaye
    3 years ago
  • I have one on a table by my front door and everytime I look at it I smile. My guests always comment about this plant - they also think its cute!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    kaye
    3 years ago
  • This plant does terriffic in a planter. Give it room to hang down the sides of a planter.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Rebecca Adams
    Illinois
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Sandra
    British Columbia
    Canada
    4 years ago
  • I love the way this plant looks in my flower bed! Always gets a lot of attention from passers-by. Wish I'd brought it indoors in the Fall...it gets to be -30 and colder here in the winters. I'll have to buy a new bunch this Spring.

    Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    Dawn
    British Columbia
    Canada
    4 years ago
  • Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    Brian
    Oklahoma
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Looked tremendous all summer & into the fall.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Linda Sheridan
    New York
    United States
    4 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2010 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
2010 Very Good Devonian Botanic Garden
2010 Very Good Devonian Botanic Garden
2010 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
2010 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
2010 Top Performer Powell Gardens
2010 Top Performer Powell Gardens
2010 Top Performer Powell Gardens
2010 Very Good Devonian Botanic Garden
2009 Top Consumer Choice - Spring University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale
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