Juncus effuses

A hardy, low-maintenance and water-wise grass with erect, thin green fronds.
AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 0.5m x 0.4m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

A hardy evergreen tufted perennial rush with fine, grass-like leaves that reach upward. The small brown flowers are small, dry and scaly and crowded at the tips of the long thin stems.

The reeds are traditionally used for weaving sleeping mats and baskets.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
Attracts insects.

MAINTENANCE:
Low maintenance. When it begins to start looking untidy, cut the plant back by half and it will sprout new shoots.
It self-seeds readily, so you may need to control the seedlings if it becomes too crowded.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Water moderately throughout the year.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, country, forest, formal, grassland, rockery, water

LANDSCAPING USES:
Attractive when mass-planted. Also suitable for the edge of ponds.
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