Juncus inflexus 'Lovesick Blues'
- Lovesick Blues Rush
Unlike Juncus effusus, J. `Lovesick Blues` grows in a wide
range of soil types - moist to wet, average to poor, and
is quite drought tolerant once established. Best used in
large groups or masses.
A good plant for a rain garden.
Description: evergreen; clump forming
Foliage is round; blue-grey in colour; 70-100 cm (28-40")
Flowers are small, emerge near the top of the round leaves
Ideal conditions: full sun to part shade; constantly
moist to wet soil; will tolerate moderately dry soil at the end of the
Coldest zone: 4 (find
your zone; further info on plant hardiness)
Partner with: Alopecurus
muticum, Salix irrorata,
Panicum 'Dewey Blue',
pond or bog plants such as Carex
Season of interest: June to October
Recommended spacing between plants: 30-50 cm (12-20")
why such a difference?
Drought tolerance rating: 4 (water to root depth when
soil starts to dry) further info
Pronunciation: Juncus (JUN-kus) inflexus (in-FLEX-us)
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