Common Rush (Juncus effusus)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: In Water
Wet
Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 2 to4 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 4 feet
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Other: can die back in the north
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Other: Yellowish-green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Erosion control
Water gardens
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
Blooms in May

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Posted by OldGardener (So Cal - Zone 10b) on Jun 4, 2013 9:01 AM

Can be grown in 4" of standing water. Can help control erosion on stream and pond banks. Will self-seed. Plant in a tub sunk in mud or water to control spread by rhizomes.

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