Fiber Optic Grass (Scirpus isolep)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Ornamental Grass

Fiber Optic Grass
Scirpus isolep

Fiber Optic Grass <em>Scripus isolep</em>
Fiber Optic Grass Scripus isolep
A grass-like rush relative with very fine bright green leaves that are hairlike. They are topped off by a terminal flower spike that resembles the threads of fiber optics. This is an annual grass in cold climates. 
Prefers full sun to light shade in moist to wet soils. 
Mature Height
6-10 Inches
USDA Hardiness Zone
10 - 11 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Foliage Color
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Additional Notes
Annual grass used in the garden in wet sites and along ponds. Useful in containers as a fine filler or specimen plant. Needs to be kept moist. Can be overwintered indoors in a very bright sunny location with plenty of moisture.


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