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Scirpus cernuus - Low Bulrush
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Cyperaceae (Sedges)
Origin: Europe, Southern (Europe)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Brown
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [Isolepis cernua]
Height: <1 foot
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Aquatic
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Scirpus cernuus (Low Bulrush) - A very attractive grasslike, rush relative growing to 8 inches tall with bright green evergreen foliage. Plant in part shade to full sun along the coast, directly in water at a depth of 2 in. or at the water's edge. Useful singularly, in mass or as a ground cover. In the summer, attractive dark brown small flowers appear at the end of each stem and contrast well with the foliage. Cut back yearly for fresh new growth. Some call this plant Fiber Optics Grass (quite descriptive!) and Bulrush is sometimes spelled Bullrush.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Scirpus cernuus.
 
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