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Juncus effusus - Soft rush

Native Wetland Plants

Juncus effusus

Soft rush

More About Soft rush

  • Excellent vertical accent at pond's edge

Juncus effusus, Soft rush, is a striking perennial wetland plant that grows up to 3' tall in full sun to part shade. The bright green cylindrical stems of Juncus effusus are fairly soft.  Stems taper to a bristle and remain green well into the winter. Soft rush is a clump forming perennial that adds a vertical accent like no other and with its deep root system, it helps to stabilize pond shores, stream banks, and vegetated swales.

Bloom Color

Brown

Juncus effusus Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Mature Height
2' - 4'
Spread Characteristics
Clumping
Prolific Seeder
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Pond Zonation
High Marsh - Saturated Soil
Low Marsh 0 - 6"
Foliage Color
Green
Wildlife Benefits
Cover
Nesting
Waterfowl
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Goose Resistant
Wetland Indicator Status
FACW+
OBL
Plant Type
Marginal
Rush
Attributes
Container
Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Evergreen
Fibrous Roots
Focal Point
Great Foliage
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Rain Garden
Specimen
Storm Water Basin
Winter Persistant
USDA Hardiness Zone
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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