Soft Rush
Juncus effusus

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

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Ponds and Aquatics

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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:

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Brown/Bronze

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Regional

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

Tuskegee, Alabama

Huntington, Arkansas

Morrilton, Arkansas

Knights Landing, California

Laguna Niguel, California

Bartow, Florida

Oldsmar, Florida

Binghamton, New York

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Dec 22, 2008, gteditor from Laguna Niguel, CA wrote:

I received a very healthy pot-grown specimen from a friend who said that it had grown larger than she could use (6" in diameter at the base and ~30" tall, significantly larger than advertised. Cultivar is 'Quartz Creek'.

Neutral

On Dec 13, 2003, heperez from San Andreas, CA wrote:

18" long, leaves with sheating basess, sometimes flat and grasslike, pale green erect stems. Stems are cylindrical and filled with pithy pith. No leaves, Sheaths are reddish and wrap the stems at the bottom of the plant

Neutral

On Aug 31, 2002, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant is considered invasive per the USDI, Geological Survey. 1999. (Information index for selected alien plants in Hawaii.)