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Gardening in the Rainy Zone.
FIBER OPTICS GRASS, MOP SEDGE
syn. Scirpus cirnuus
Pronounced: eye-soh-LEP-is KER-new-uh
British Isles, Europe, and Northern Africa.
Sunset zones: 7-24.
USDA zones: 8-10.
Height: 6-12 inches (15-30 cm).
Width: 20 inches (50 cm)
Silvery flower heads born on the end of green stems.
Threadlike, green stems.
Full sun to partial shade.
Moist, bog-like conditions.
Division in early spring.
Rainy Side Notes
It looks like a rush, even a lighted fiber optics lamp, but it really is a sedge. For a perpetually wet or boggy area, this sedge might do the trick. I have not yet successfully wintered this over in my pond. It may be hardy in the ground, here in the Pacific Northwest. I will keep on trialing this plant in my garden, as it is a wonderful little sedge.
Photographed in author's garden.