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Juncus 'Curly Wurly'

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 9:50 PM
Juncus effusus 'Curly Wurly' Corkscrew Rush
 
  • Height:  12 - 18" tall, space 16 - 20" apart
  • Hardiness:  USDA hardiness zones 5- 9
  • Uses:  Containers, water gardens


'Curly Wurly' has dark green, twisted, spiraled foliage.  It adds texture to water gardens and container gardens.  Despite a preference for abundant moisture, soft rush will perform surprisingly well in average garden soils as long as they receive consistent irrigation. Clumps are often slow to establish, but once established will spread by creeping rhizomes. Soft rush may be grown in tubs or containers sunk in the mud to control unwanted rhizome spread. Plants will also naturalize by self-seeding. In cold climates, clumps die to the ground in winter. Cut back old foliage in early spring

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