- Latin Name-Juncus Effusus Hardy Zone- 4-9 Mature Height- 4ft Sun Or Shade- Full Sun
Soft Rush- Juncus effusus
Soft Rush is a perennial wetland that is grasslike in appearance. Soft Rush has Spire-like green stems grow in basal clumps 2-4 ft. Tall. The Soft Rush cylindrical stems are upright and smooth. From a distance, they appear to be stiff, but they are soft to the touch. Yellowish or brown minute flowers grow in clumps on one side of the stem. The flowers bloom from July to September. Use Soft Rush as a vertical accent in your garden. Plant the clumps in garden areas that always stay moist. The plants use rhizomes to spread. The plants turn yellow and then brown in winter.
Soft rush is a native wetland grass that can be found growing on most continents around the world. Soft Rush can be seen growing well in many wetlands and swamps. Soft rush can be produced in moist, fertile soils that stays well-drained. Soft rush also grows well in humus rich soils. Soft rush also needs full sunlight to grow but can grow in partial sunshine. On Soft, average rush grows around three feet high when its fully grown but in some cases can be found growing up to five feet tall. Soft Rush grows well in average soils. Soft Rush gets its name because it is so soft when you touch it. Soft Rush grass can grow to be around 3 feet tall and can spread to 2 feet wide. Soft Rush is excellent for gardens and natural areas. Soft Rush grass does well in full and partial sunlight. They are very versatile because they can be grown just about anywhere. Soft rush is used by many types of animals such as ducks for nesting material and food. Humans have made tea out of Soft rush and mats from its substance.