Juncus Patens 'Elk Blue'
Common Names: Rush
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.