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Isolepsis (Scirpus) – Graceful Grasses® Fiber Optic Grass

Garden Height
10 - 14
Spacing
10 - 12
Spread
10 - 14
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Filler
Flower Size
Short
Flower Colors
White
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
Proven Winners

Features

Adapatable as House Plant

Award Winner

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Grass

Heat Tolerant

Native to North America

Water Plant

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.

Uses Notes

Perfect for containers, borders and beds

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Grass, Landscape

Soil Fertility Average Soil

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 100 - 150

Light Requirements Medium

Water Requirements Dry to Moderate

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Spring to Fall Sales. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6-7
6" and Gallon Pot : 8-10
7-9" Pot : 10-12
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :

Pinching and Growth Regulators

No pinching or growth regulators needed.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.

Grower Tips

Mounded.