Juncus effusus ‘Spiralis’

Scientific name: Juncus effusus ‘Spiralis’

Synonym: Juncus effusus f. spiralis , Juncus effusus ‘Spiralis’ dwarf , Scirpus lacustris ‘Spiralis’


Common names: “Corkscrew rush”

Plant Type: Evergreen perennial


Zone: 6-9

Light: Full sun – semi-shade

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Acidic, heavy soils

Moisture: Moist – wet, handles 1-3″ of water


Plant Size: H 18″ W 2′

Leaf and Stem shape: Spiralled, green, upright and prostrate, leafless, nodeless, cylindrical smooth and in a tuft

Flower: Occasional loose cymes of brown flowers along stems through summer

Maintenance: Low

Landscape use: Container, beside streams and ponds, bog garden, river rock

Propagate: By division and seed

Pests & Disease: None in Victoria

*Deer resistant

Comments: Interesting  cultivar but the straight species is a vigorous weed to be feared


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