Juncus Patens 'Elk Blue'

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Common Names: Rush


Family: Junaceae

Origin: California

Type: Perennial

Size: 3 ft. high and wide.

Flowers: Flowers inconspicuous; rushes are grass-like cylindrical stems with blue-gray color.

Uses: Along wet or dry streams, in water, along with stones and pebbles; movement, shape and color accent. Tolerates heat. Fire resistive.

Wildlife: (None found.)

Soil: Tolerates a variety, including soggy soil.

Water: Medium to high. Although drought tolerant, it likes moist soil. Can be grown where more water is used.

Sun: Full sun to full shade.

Pruning: Rake out dead stalks to freshen. Can be sheared to ground in winter to renew, but takes time to regrow.

Pests & Diseases: (None found.)

Notes: Found in the hills near the town of Elk, California. Will seed itself. Hardy to 0° F.