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Scirpus cernuus

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Species Name: Scirpus cernuus
Common Name: Fiber-Optic Grass

Very interesting densly tufted habit. Tips of leaves catch the light and shimmer. Great for accent or planted in masses. Likes regular water.

Plant Family: Cyperaceae
Plant Type: Sedge
Height by Width: 6-8 in. H x 6-10 in. W
Growth Habit: Clumping
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Brown
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: North Coast, Deltaic Great Central Valley, Central Coast, San Francisco Bay Area, South Coast, San Bernardino Mtns.
Natural Habitat: Moist, generally sandy soils 2,400'

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