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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Juncus effusus-Spiral Rush

Juncus or Spiral Rush can be best propagated in the spring by digging up the sub plants from its rhizomous spread and for this reason it is best to plant in containers, 1"-6" deep in the water, if you don’t want it to spread. It prefers a moist acidic soil, along stream beds or in bog like conditions and its branches are contorted and are used in arrangements. It might be a challenge to use this variety in basket weaving. It is evergreen in milder climates and should be cut back to the ground in the spring to induce new growth, its blooms are insignificant, reaches a height of just under 3' and will do well in either full sun or partial shade

2 comments:

Garden4Life said...

I have just the place for this plant! Thanks for the great profile of this. Now I just need to find out where to buy it. :)

bullthistle said...

That's a problem with some of the plants that I post since no big box will carry them and staff at a garden center might say huh?

 
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