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Curly Wurly Corkscrew Rush Juncus effusus

  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 12 - 18 Inches
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Curly Wurly Corkscrew Rush Juncus effusus
Part Sun to Sun 12 - 18

Features

Dark green, twisted and spiraled foliage

Foliage Interest
Deadheading Not Necessary
Grass: 
Grass

Characteristics

Duration: 
Perennial
Garden Height: 
12 - 18 Inches
Spacing: 
16 - 20 Inches
Flower Colors: 
White
Flower Shade: 
White
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Grown for Foliage
Hardy Temperature: 
-15°F
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Grass
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Container
Uses Notes: 

Perfect in containers and any water setting

Maintenance Notes: 

Despite a preference for abundant moisture, soft rush will perform surprisingly well in average garden soils as long as they receive consistent irrigation. Clumps are often slow to establish, but once established will spread by creeping rhizomes. Soft rush may be grown in tubs or containers sunk in the mud to control unwanted rhizome spread. Plants will also naturalize by self-seeding. In cold climates, clumps die to the ground in winter. Cut back old foliage in early spring

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