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Juncus effusus f. spiralis

Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

More About Juncus effusus f. spiralis

  • Forms an irregular mound of curling, twisted, cylindrical stems
  • Thin dark green 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 flowers are yellow to pale brown
  • This is a good accent plant for a non-draining container or a small water feature
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer to fall

Zone:

5

Height:

30-50 cm

Spread:

30-45 cm

Colour:

Yellow
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Corkscrew Rush Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a wet to moist soil, in full sun, tolerating some light shade. This rush can be grown in the garden, however, the soil must be kept consistently moist. Spreads by rhizomes and is slow to establish. Foliage can be pruned down in early spring for a tidier appearance.


Juncus effusus f. spiralis Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Wetland (Root submerged)
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Specimen
Border/edging