Juncus effusus
(common rush, soft rush)
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Category: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

Photo Credits: Courtesy Missouri Botanical Garden PlantFinder

Additional Species:

J. effusus ‘Spiralis,’ spiral rush, is widely available but not well-suited to large naturalized plantings

Height: 12 – 24 inches


Spread:  36 inches


Location: Bottom


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
can be somewhat aggressive in good growing conditions; restrict root zone to control spread


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Wet or Moist or Average

This plant prefers Loam or Clay soil.

This plant DOES have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

clump-forming and spreading by rhizomes and seed

Foliage

cylindrical, dark green stems; no actual leaves; yellow in fall before frost; fine texture

Flowers

insignificant small, greenish-brown, scaly; July-September

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