Fiber Optic Rush Shallow Water Plant – Pre-Order


This item will be released May 13, 2024.

Availability, size, and price vary at our local St. Louis store. Contact us for more info.

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**NOTE** This is a pre-order product. Shipping will begin when it is warm enough to safely ship your plant. CLICK HERE for estimated shipping dates.


FIBRE OPTIC LIGHTS! Fiber Optic Rush was given its name because of its appearance when it flowers. This plant has beautiful silver-white flowers at the end of its thread-like leaves which five the appearance of fiber optic lights, particularly in sunny lighting! Additionally when there is a breeze, it gives the illusion of blinking or shifting lights!

WILDLIFE OASIS! Fiber Optic Rush provides a great refuge for the fish and frogs in your pond! The dropping leaves on this plant are great for providing the perfect oasis! They will love this plant as much as you do!

MOTHER NATURE KNOWS BEST! Water plants act as filters & work WONDERS for the clarity and quality of your water–naturally! They also provide excellent habitat for your prized fish and other wildlife!

BLACK THUMB FRIENDLY! Pond plants are forgiving & super simple to grow! All they need is plenty of moisture & some gravel or soil to hold roots in place! Easy as that!

100% QUALITY GUARANTEE! Our plants are grown & shipped by skilled, trusted aquatic plant experts. Your plant is guaranteed to arrive alive and healthy!

Scirpus Cernuus, also known as Fiber Optic Rush, Livewire, Fairy Light and Tina Turner Grass is a very unique grass-like plant that grows best in damp or wet environments. Fiber Optic Rush is adorned with bright green thread-like leaves that arch over gracefully and it flowers silver-white blooms in the summer. When this plant flowers it looks like every stem is tipped with light. Especially in sunny lighting, this plant resembles fiber optic lights, which is where it got its namesake. Fiber Optic Rush is hardy in zones 3-11 and does well in full sun to part shade. The more wet of an environment that you keep this plant in, the more light it prefers. Fiber Optic Rush has leaves that arch over, which provide a great refuge for fish and frogs. This unique and beautiful plant will make a great addition to any pond!


  • Common name: Fiber Optic Rush, Livewire, Fairy Lights and Tina Turner Grass
  • Botanical name: Scirpus Cernuus
  • Bloom color: Silver-white
  • Bloom time: Summer
  • Plant height: 8′
  • Plant spread: 12-18′
  • Light requirements: Full sun to part shade
  • Water depth: Up to 5′
  • USDA hardiness zones: 3-11

Cannot be shipped to: PR

NOTES FROM THE EXPERTS AT CHALILY: Our live plants are delivered as bare root plants. This means that the plant has mature, growing root structures ready to be planted. We recommend Chalily Lily and Lotus Fertilizer for all flowering aquatic plants.

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