Juncus effusus Soft rush, Smooth rush

Description

Very erect, dark green stems and brown seed heads. Clumps will spread by creeping rhizomes. Can self-seed. It was used to make into mats and was probably the rush strewn over the floor in many of Shakespeare’s plays.

Repotting or planting

9cm marginal plants require potting into a larger mesh basket. Place in a pond no deeper than 1/3 maximum recommended planting depth to allow the plants to establish. 1ltr marginal plants do not require re repotting, place in the pond no deeper than 1/2 maximum recommended planting depth to allow the plants to establish, plants over 60cm height growth will benefit from repotting into a larger mesh basket or should be planted in gravel to prevent them from falling over. 3ltr and 5ltr plants do not require repotting, as they are larger more established plants they can be placed up to the maximum recommended depth. There is no need to remove the mesh basket.

Care instructions

Evergreen. Trim in early spring to encourage new growth

Colour

Brown

Growth rate

Fast

Flowers

Jun-Aug

Sun/shade

Full sun to part shade

Native

Season

Spring-Summer-Autumn

Measurements in centimetres

Height Min -Max

30-60

Depth Min-Max

0-15

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