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     I planted Common Rush in my garden when it was just a seedling, and I was astounded the following summer by the inflorescences.  This beautiful plant fans out with inflorescences like bling saying, "Come check me out!"


     Common Rush is a moth larval host and can be evergreen.  It is vase shaped and has brilliant, upright stems that are easily pruned in case they collapse in a heavy rainstorm.


    I have read that Common Rush can be an aggressive spreader, but that has not been my experience.  It makes a great potted plant and can be brought indoors.


Common Rush

1 Gallon
    • Latin: Juncus effusus
    • Pollinator value: Low
    • Height: Up to 3 feet
    • Spacing: 2 feet
    • Light: Full sun
    • Soil: Moist; adapts to most soils
    • Bloom: Late summer, greenish to brown
    • Landscape: Potted, as an accent, slopes
    • Native range here


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