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Juncus tenuis

Also called Path Rush


More About Juncus tenuis

  • Forms a dense clump of upright narrow stems with a basal tuft of flat grass-like leaves
  • Leaves and cylindrical stems are mid-green
  • Clusters of greenish-brown seed capsules are found near the terminal tips of the plant
  • Bloom Time: May to September

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

2

Height:

20-60 cm

Spread:

20-50 cm

Colour:

Green
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Poverty Rush Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in an average moist to wet soil, in full sun to partial shade, tolerating most soil types. Spreads by rhizomes and can easily establish itself in almost any growing condition. The size of this plant will vary with the amount of moisture it receives and it is more drought tolerant than most rushes. Foliage can be pruned down in early spring for a tidier appearance. 


Juncus tenuis Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Ground cover
Ground cover
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Upright
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Roadside planting
Woodland/woods edge

 Suitable Substitutions for Juncus tenuis

Juncus effusus

Juncus effusus

Soft Rush