Corkscrew Rush
Juncus effusus 'Big Twister'

Family: Juncaceae
Genus: Juncus (JUN-kus) (Info)
Species: effusus (eff-YOO-sus) (Info)
Cultivar: Big Twister

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Ponds and Aquatics

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Irvington, Alabama

New Port Richey, Florida

Villa Rica, Georgia

Marshall, Illinois

Andover, Kansas

Eddyville, Kentucky

New Orleans, Louisiana

Foxboro, Massachusetts

Richland, Michigan

Holts Summit, Missouri

Williamsburg, Ohio

Brookville, Pennsylvania

Connellsville, Pennsylvania

North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Millington, Tennessee

Midlothian, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Jun 25, 2012, mwinder from Severance, KS wrote:

I just bought a Juncus Big Twister on sale and have planted it in a pot. I love its unusual form. Does anyone know if this plant could be brought in for the winter and grown under a grow light or by a west-facing window?

Positive

On Nov 2, 2011, britannica from Eddyville, KY wrote:

I bought this plant from Lowes a couple of years ago. I've found that it has average water needs, although some say it is a bog plant. I have one planted in a very sunny spot and another in partial shade. Both do equally well. They have grown to about 2ft high and 2 ft wide. They are certainly a conversation piece and can take the brutal summer heat of western Kentucky. In winter I do cut them all the way back, and mulch heavily.