PLANT BASE

Juncus effusus

Soft rush

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-9
2-4'
2-4'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Clumping, rhizomes, upright
Grass/Grass-Like
Perennial

Common Rush

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
June-August
Violet/ pinkish
Evergreen foliage
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam, Sand
Average
Soil Preference
Wet
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Fresh water wetlands, soggy meadows, seeps, marshes, prairie swales, damp open areas
Most of Canada and the US
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Erosion, Wet soil
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Erosion, Wet 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
COMPANION PLANTS
Swamp milkweed,Blue flag iris,Cardinal flower,Tussock sedge
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Common plant, easy to maintain, moderate foot traffic tolerance

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