Juncus effusus 'Spiralis'
- Lesser Corkscrew Rush
This small rush borders curiosity, but will do very well as a low groundcover
to accent other broad-leaved shade plants. Also effective is a single
plant in a clay pot which can double as a house plant during winter
Description: evergreen; irregular clump forming
Foliage is round and twisted; deep green in colour; 10-20 cm (4-8")
Flowers are sparse, emerging from the side of the foliage
Ideal conditions: full sun to part shade; moist to
wet soil; protect in hot climates by providing shallow water
Coldest zone: 4 (find
your zone; further info on plant hardiness)
Partner with: Carex
'Little Midge', Juncus
inflexus 'Lovesick Blues'
Suggested uses: specimen, bog container,
shallow water, winter houseplant, rain garden
Season of interest: June to October
Recommended spacing between plants: 15-30cm (6-12")
why such a difference?
Drought tolerance rating: 4 (water to root depth when
soil starts to dry) further info
Pronunciation: Juncus (JUN-kus) effusus (eh-FYOO-sus)
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