Common Rush (Juncus effusus)

Common Rush (Juncus effusus)

Round stems make this plant look like a large porcupine. It’s a wetland plant found around the world, which shows its adaptability. Prefers wet conditions but can handle dry periods in rain gardens. The texture of this plant is a nice addition to gardens.


Sun:    Full Sun
Moisture:    Wet, Medium
Height:    2 feet
Blooms:    July, Aug, Sept
Color:    Green
Spacing:    18″
Zones:    3-9
Benefits:    Birds, Deer Resistant

Design Tips

The intresting texture of Common Rush looks excellent when planted in small, repeated groups or scattered throughout a planting of wetland sedges

Companion Plants

Marsh Milkweed
New England Aster
Prairie Blazing Star