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Juncus effusus 'Big Twister'

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

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

13 members have or want this plant for trade.

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

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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

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:

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

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral mwinder 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 britannica 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.


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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