LIVE WIRE GRASS
An interesting grass with fine leaves capped by a small round seed head that makes each clump of grass look like a fiber optic lamp. Grows upright while young and drapes as it matures. Adds texture to mixed containers and can also be grown as a houseplant. Also known as Fiber Optic grass.
Germination: 7-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-70ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface, needs light to germinate.
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-70ºF soil temperature for germination. Transplant after the last frost, 8-12” apart
Sowing Outdoors: Not recommended
Growth Habit: Clumping mound
Height and Width: 8-10” x 12-18”
Spacing: 8-12” apart
Light Needs: Part sun
Soil Needs: Average, likes wet soil
Approximate days to Flower: 80-95 days
Uses: Container accent plants, houseplants, in-ground plantings near water gardens or ponds.
Care: Do not allow it to dry out. Keep soil moist. Trim back to create new growth if needed.