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Spiralis Corkscrew Rush Juncus effusus

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
12" 18"
Height
10" - 12"
Spread
12" - 18"
  • Details

    Features

    Dark green, twisted, and spiraled foliage

    Foliage Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Water Plant

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    10 - 12 Inches
    Spacing: 
    12 - 18 Inches
    Spread: 
    12 - 18 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Flower Shade: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Perfect in containers and in any water setting

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Despite a preference for abundant moisture, soft rush will perform surprisingly well in average garden soils as long as they receive consistent irrigation. Clumps are often slow to establish, but once established will spread by creeping rhizomes. Soft rush may be grown in tubs or containers sunk in the mud to control unwanted rhizome spread. Plants will also naturalize by self-seeding. In cold climates, clumps die to the ground in winter. Cut back old foliage in early spring

  • 18 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • Used this in a container garden with large curcuma Ginger that's deep purple. My new favorite!!! Thanks Home Depot. Very nice surprise to find this little gem.

      Penni Kirkland
      , Georgia
      , United States
      , 2 weeks ago
    • Purchased twice from Home Depot. Appeared healthy initially, but although I followed care instructions in each instance, plant began decline within abt. 6 weeks, dead shortly thereafter.

      L. Cousin
      , 5 years ago
    • I LOVE this plant.

      Cathy Abernathy
      , Alabama
      , United States
      , 6 years ago
    • I love how this plant grows. I have it in a barrel pot with Diascia. It is winding its way throughout the flowers and looks fantastic. My plant identifier when I bougjt it says that its a perinnial but hardy only to -15 F. Am I going to be able to transplant in big pot in the fall and ring it inside? My winters get anywjere from -5 to -50.

      Kim Rosenau
      , Alaska
      , United States
      , 7 years ago
    • I love how this plant grows. I have it in a barrel pot with Diascia. It is winding its way throughout the flowers and looks fantastic. My plant identifier when I bougjt it says that its a perinnial but hardy only to -15 F. Am I going to be able to transplant in big pot in the fall and ring it inside? My winters get anywjere from -5 to -50.

      Kim Rosenau
      , Alaska
      , United States
      , 7 years ago
    • VERY GREEN PLANT HARDY FOR A BLAACK THUMB KIND OF PERSON HA HA

      CHAR BERRYMAN
      , Florida
      , United States
      , 7 years ago
    • One of the most interesting plants I've ever grown. Very interesting conversation piece. Doesn't require alot of attention and will weather well as long as you keep it covered in the winter. I love mine.

      Jo stone
      , Georgia
      , United States
      , 7 years ago
    • One of the most interesting plants I've ever grown. Very interesting conversation piece. Doesn't require alot of attention and will weather well as long as you keep it covered in the winter. I love mine.

      Jo stone
      , Georgia
      , United States
      , 7 years ago
    • I adore the uniqueness of this plant. Hope it lives forever.

      Lillian Blasey Barnes
      , 9 years ago
    • ivy
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 10 years ago
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