Friday, July 24, 2009

Common Rush at Green Meadow Nursery

A plant that is on my "hot now" list is Common Rush, Juncus effusus.

The vertical growth adds a strong architectural element to the garden. Common Rush can grow in almost any soil condition and is drought tolerant. It thrives along brackish marshes or freshwater ponds as well.

This will work any where that Sweetgrass (Muhlenbergia capillaris) grows - but it will get a little taller, so make sure your site can accommodate it.

Green Meadow Nursery in Yonges Island, South Carolina has a beautiful crop of Common Rush. These pictures were taken last week while I was scouting their nursery.

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