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Curly Wurly Corkscrew Rush Juncus effusus

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
18" 20"
Height
12 - 18"
Spread
16 - 20"
  • Details

    Features

    Dark green, twisted and spiraled foliage

    Foliage Interest
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Grass: 
    Grass

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    12 - 18 Inches
    Spacing: 
    16 - 20 Inches
    Spread: 
    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
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Grass
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    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

  • 9 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I love the unusual look of this plant and get many comments about it. I planted it this year and it is thriving. In fact it's more than tripled in size. It loves rich organic soil and lots of water. I watered it almost every day this summer. I also feed It every other week with Miracle Gro.

      sandra
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 42 weeks ago
    • This is the most unusual plant I have EVER seen! I love it. I have heard "what is that?" from everyone who comes to see me, as it draws much attention.

      Wendy
      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 4 years ago
    • Such a fun plant. I lost some in the heat as they got too much sun. I found them a couple years ago, and added more last year. I am gradually figuring out the best places they will thrive in my yard. They survive even the cat sleeping in them. I enjoy this one a lot...

      V Bishop
      , Texas
      , United States
      , 5 years ago
    • tried everything with this plant and never seemed to get it started properly. i rarely have problems with any plant, but this one has me totally perplexed!

      C. Hendriex
      , Texas
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
    • pretty(:

      Tifferny
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
    • I love this plant! It's got so much personality & it's so different! Easy to care for too.

      Kathy
      , Indiana
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
    • Russell Studebaker
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
    • I WATERED AND WATERED IT BUT STILL NOT PREFORMING .NOT OVERLY IMPRESSED

      BILL DOUGLAS
      , Nebraska
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
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