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Corkscrew Rush

Juncus effusus f. spiralis

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Also known as

Soft Rush, Rush

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Full Sun
Easy care
Frequent watering
Half-hardy

H7-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Corkscrew Rush Overview

Juncus effusus f. spiralis is better known by the name Corkscrew Rush. It is a clump-forming, aquatic, evergreen perennial from the Juncaceae family. Corkscrew Rush is grown for its curious spiralling, leafless, dark-green stems. The form an attractive tangle of twisting, green stems. It grows best in the shallow margins of pools or consistently moist, acidic soil in full sun or partial shade. Occasionally brown flowers are produced in summer.

Common problems with Corkscrew Rush

Generally pest & disease free.

    How to propagate Corkscrew Rush

    Division

    In mid spring to early summer.

    Seed

    Propagation is by seeds in the spring or autumn.

    Special features of Corkscrew Rush

    Wet sites

    Plant in the shallow margins of pools or consistently moist, acidic soil in full sun or partial shade.

    Other uses of Corkscrew Rush

    Bog, aquatic, border, ornamental, foliage, container