Juncus effusus L.

Soft Rush, Common Rush

Family: Juncaceae

Genus: Juncus

Category: Grass

Zones: 4 to 9

Size: To 4' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


Moist, sunny habitat. Dark green stems, upright, forming a vase-shaped clump. Cut back old foliage in early spring.


'Spiralis' - twisted stems, 10 to 14" tall, zones 5 to 11.

'Big Twister' - upright spiraling foliage, 18 to 24"tall and wide, zones 5 to 11


Published in Sp. Pl. 1: 326 in 1753.


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