PLANT BASE

Juncus tenuis

Path rush

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
2-9
0.5-2'
0.5-2'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Rhizomes, clumping
Grass/Grass-Like
Perennial

Poverty Rush

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
May-September
Violet/ pinkish
Evergreen foliage
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam, Sand
Adaptable
Soil Preference
Average
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Open woods, swamps, thickets, meadows, disturbed areas, paths
Most of the US
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Erosion, Wet soil, Poor soil, Foot traffic, Drought, Dry Soil, Clay soil
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Erosion, Wet soil, Poor soil, Foot traffic, Drought, Dry Soil, Clay soil
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
Weedy
COMPANION PLANTS
Swamp milkweed,Cardinal flower,Blue flag iris,Great blue lobelia
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Adaptable plant, can take on weedy appearance, tolerates compacted soil

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