Corkscrew Rush - Juncus effussus 'Spiralis'

 

This plant is commonly known as corkscrew rush because it features a tuft of cylindrical, tightly-spiraled, corkscrew-like green stems which uncoil as they grow and spread out in all directions. Clumps typically grow to 14-18” tall with a similar spread. Insignificant, tiny, yellowish green to pale brown flowers appear in compact clusters at or slightly below the stem tips in summer. Corkscrew stems are often cut for floral arrangements. The spiral-type rushes are unique and interesting foliage plants whose corkscrew-like foliage provides texture and contrast to gardens.

Water Needs: 
High
Foliage Color: 
Green
Flower Attributes: 
Cut Flowers
Landscape Uses: 
Wet Areas
Garden Styles: 
Modern
Zen
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
12-24"
Spread: 
12-24"
Flower Colors: 
Brown
Flower Seasons: 
Summer
Special Features: 
Attractive Foliage
Growth Habits: 
Round
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 4
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Easily grown in wet soils, including standing water, in full sun. Tolerates light shade, but best in full sun. Needs ample moisture and grows well in standing water up to about 4” deep. Plants are often slow to establish, but once established will slowly spread by creeping roots. Plant in containers in water gardens. Plant elsewhere in containers sunk in mud if control of possible unwanted spread is desired.

Grows Great With

Yellow Iris

Yellow Iris

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