Juncus ensifolius

Dwarf Rush

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

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photo by Friedrich Strauss, copyright GAP Photos (62127)

Plant details

For small ponds, this dwarf rush is an ideal choice with its ornamental clusters of brown flowers, held above the leaves. It will grow in moist soil or in shallow water. This plant is toxic when ingested.

Family: Juncaceae

Genus: Juncus

Species: ensifolius

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Brown

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Acidic, Moist, Boggy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 30cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: October to May

Time to divide plants: October to March

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