Scirpus cernuus

Fiber Optics Plant
Plant Type

Grass-like

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

8-10″ x 2-3′

Exposure

Partial Sun, Partial Shade

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

Brown

Bloom Time

Summer

Special Features

Deer Resistant

Container Sizes

#1

Natural Growth Habit

Mounding

Sunset Garden Zones

7-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

5A-9B

Moderate-growing evergreen sedge to 8-10” tall, spreading to 2-3’ wide via underground stems. This California native forms a flattened mound of narrow, bright-green foliage accented with stems of dark-brown flowers that appear above the foliage in summer. Well-suited as an accent, container specimen or mass-planted groundcover. This species is also useful for lining pond areas, and can be grown as a water plant for shallow depths. Prune down to 2-3” in early-spring to promote a healthy new flush of spring foliage. Thrives with regular watering in a partial shade to filtered sun exposure.

USDA Zone: 5A-9B
Sunset Zone: 7-24

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