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PlantFiles: Hard Rush, Weeping Blue Rush
Juncus inflexus 'Afro'

Family: Juncaceae
Genus: Juncus (JUN-kus) (Info)
Species: inflexus (in-FLEK-sus) (Info)
Cultivar: Afro

Ponds and Aquatics

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
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1 positive
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral nature_dork On Aug 7, 2012, nature_dork from Garden City, CO wrote:
That page has all the information you could want about this crazy plant.

Positive SallieKr On May 24, 2012, SallieKr from Cherry Valley, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This plant has been growing at the edge of my pond for about 5 years now. I call it my "Bad hair day" plant, because of it's unruly, curled leaves. The complete name on the plant tag is Blue Medusa Corkscrew Rush, Juncus inflexus 'Afro'. It also says that it is hardy to -30 degrees. I live in zone 5 and leave the plant in the pond with no special protection.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cherry Valley, Illinois

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