3 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Snowy Woodrush Overview
Luzula nivea is a valuable evergreen perennial, found growing wild across Central and Southern Europe. It has a slow, spreading habit and is well placed in a moorland garden setting, mixed borders or as ground cover planting. Foliage is narrow, linear and measures up to 30cm long. Flowers are arranged in lax clusters, they are glossy, white and borne on stems measuring around 60cm in height. The word 'Nivea' is derived from the Latin 'niveum', meaning snowy, this refers to the white flowers. Luzula has several possible meanings, it may come from the Latin, 'lux', meaning 'light'. This was likely inspired by the way the leaves sparkle when wet with dew, common names include snowy woodrush or snow rush.
Common problems with Snowy Woodrush
Generally pest and disease free.
Snowy Woodrush Companion Plants
Plant with plants like: Epimedium, Pulmonaria and Ferns.
How to harvest Snowy Woodrush
Flowers can be picked from early to mid summer, seeds can be collected in autumn and either scatter sown or sown into pots outside in autumn or spring. They can self-seed a little, but not too much.
How to propagate Snowy Woodrush
Sow in pots outside in spring or autumn.
Divide between mid-spring and early summer, and position in new location immediately.
Special features of Snowy Woodrush
Prefers wet soil.
Other uses of Snowy Woodrush
Shade, dried arrangements, ground cover.
Luzula nivea is cultivated as an ornamental grass, for planting in gardens.