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Juncus effusus

Also called Common Rush, Mat Rush


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More About Juncus effusus

  • Forms an upright vase-shaped clump of single stalks
  • Thin dark green cylindrical stems look stiff but are soft to the touch
  • Flowers emerge in small clusters from a split in the stems, slightly below the tips of the plant
  • Nodding clusters of flowers are yellow to pale brown
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer till fall

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

4

Height:

90-120 cm

Spread:

50-80 in

Colour:

Yellow
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Soft Rush Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in marshes or along a pond's edge in full sun or light shade. Can be grown on floodplains, however, in the garden it likes consistently moist conditions, some stems will brown if the soil dries out. Spreads by rhizomes but is slow to establish. Foliage can be pruned down in early spring for a tidier appearance and so new growth can emerge through the old stems.


Juncus effusus Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Wetland (Root submerged)

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer
Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Clumping
Vase-shape
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Juncus effusus

Juncus tenuis

Juncus tenuis

Poverty Rush