• Height At Maturity Under 3 Feet
  • Ships Year Round
  • Exposure Full Sun
  • Bloom Season Summer
  • Zone 4,5,6,7,8,9,3
  • Usage Ponds & Water Gardens,Drought Tolerant Plants
  • Bloom Color Green
  • Categories Native Grasses
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Soft Rush

Grass Plants

$3.69 - $99.99


SKU: 166

Product Description

Soft Rush is a Native Wetland Grass


Soft Rush- Juncus effusus

Soft Rush has Spire-like green stems that 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.

Juncus Effusus typically develops in medium-size clumps with an approximate height of 4 foot 11 inches or 1.5 meters. Found in ditches with good soil drainage or along the banks of small to medium size streams. The plant species can be highly invasive and will spread to any location that possesses abundantly moist soil. It even tends to grow in areas near beaver dams. The physical appearance of the plant features smooth and rounded stem cylinders with a pith-like consistency. The plant’s inflorescence is yellow and usually protrudes out of a single stem approximately 8 inches or 20 centimeters from the top where the stem ends. This top portion, referred to as the bract, is slightly yellowish colored. At the lower end of the stem, you’ll find leaves that have reduced to a brownish-colored sheath. The Uses of Juncus Effusus The plant uses many ways, some of which you would not expect. In Europe, the plant is often used to construct rushlights, an affordable alternative to wax candles. In Japan, the Juncus Effusus is the primary material used to create the woven covering that rests above tatami mats.

Soft Rush is a Tall Growing Perennial

Soft rushes grow in tubs that have previously sunk in the mud with the intent of controlling unwanted rhizome spread and enhance growth productivity. Despite its preference for abundantly moisturized conditions, this species will perform very well in the typical garden setting so long as they receive consistent irrigation from the grower.

The Soft Stem Bulrush, or Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani, is an aquatic plant of the sedge family. This tall perennial can grow to nine feet and has soft, weak green stems with brownish-flowered spikelets and drooping clusters of scaled nuts. Not only does this plant provide a food source for birds, but it also serves as a cover for fish and smaller animals and a natural solution to erosion management. Though the plant can withstand periodic draining and flooding, stands can reduce if this occurs continuously.


While this sedge flourishes in saline waters, found in the clay of wet meadows, marshes, and along the shores of both fresh and brackish waters, to propagate, sown in a cold frame once ripe in a pot standing in about 3 centimeters of water. These seeds germinate rapidly and can be planted, once large enough to handle, in spring to early summer. Smaller divisions should continue growing in pots until better established, then relocated moist to wet soil with full sun, blooming between May and September. Compared to most species, this plant’s rather long lifespan matures at about 20 years.

It 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; Produced in moist, fertile soils that stay well-drained. Soft Rush also grows well in humus-rich soils. It also needs full sunlight to grow but can grow in partial sunshine. On Soft, average Rush grows around three feet high when it’s fully grown but in some cases can be found growing up to five feet tall. It grows well in average soils. Soft Rush gets its name because it is so soft when you touch it. The grass can grow to be around 3 feet tall and can spread to 2 feet wide. It is excellent for gardens and natural areas. The grass does well in full and partial sunlight. They are very versatile because they can grow just about anywhere.


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