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Juncus effusus

Soft rush

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.5m to 0.8m
  • Spread0.6m to 1m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Juncus effusus (Soft rush). This species of grass will produce rounded dark green foliage. The flowers appear on dark wiry stems in the early summer. The flowers are long-lasting and will remain on the plant until the dormant period begins in late autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Grass-like

Origin

Northern Hemisphere

Interest and use

Bog, aquatic, border, ornamental, foliage, container

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist or Wet

Propagation

Propagation is by seeds in the spring or autumn, or by division in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Usually little trouble from pests and diseases.

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