Fiber Optics Grass

Isolepis cernua

Fiber Optics Grass  - Isolepis cernua
Fiber Optics Grass  - Isolepis cernua
Fiber Optics Grass  - Isolepis cernua

Fiber Optics Grass

Isolepis cernua

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This nifty little ornamental grass gets it's name from the resemblance of a fiber optic strands which has a small bead-like bloom at the end appearing in Spring through Summer.  It forms a billowing mound which which looks incredible when used to spill over a pot or hanging basket.  Plant Isolepis in full sun or part shade.  It will grow to about 12 inches tall and wide.  Give Isolepis regular water and well-drained soil.  Note that this plant is used as an annual in cooler climates where the temperatures regulalry drop below 20 deg. F., and once it dies back in the Winter, it is not expected to re-grow.  In areas of Southern California, it can be used as a short-lived perennial.  

Foliage: Evergreen

Sun Exposure: Sun Or Part Shade

Water Needs: Moderate/regular

Bloom Season: Spring/summer

Mature Height: 6-12"

Mature Width: 6-12"

Attributes: Deer Resistant, Woodland Garden, Tropical Garden, Shade Plants, English & Cottage Garden, Grasses/grasslike

Proper planting technique will help your plants thrive! Follow these simple steps to help your plants establish quickly, develop a strong root system, and live longer:

  • Properly dig the hole
  • Amend the soil to suit each particular plant
  • Place the plant and backfill the soil
  • Provide ample water for each particular plant
  • Review our how to plant guide!

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We deliver to Southern California including Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego County, Riverside County, Imperial County, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, and neighboring areas.

List of delivery zones and rates.
Delivery Zone Delivery Rate
Zone 1 $69.00
Zone 2 $89.00
Zone 3 $109.00
Zone 4 $139.00
Zone 5 $179.00
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