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Juncus effusus

Common names: Sedge (E);

Native to: Southern Africa
Grass
A hardy, low-maintenance and water-wise grass with erect, thin green fronds.

Juncus effusus

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

HIGH WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS BIRDS

ATTRACTS INSECTS

AVERAGE SIZE:

0.5m x 0.4m
FLOWERING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Juncus effusus

DESCRIPTION

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.

WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
Attracts insects.
WATER REQUIREMENTS
Water moderately throughout the year.
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.
LANDSCAPING USES
Attractive when mass-planted. Also suitable for the edge of ponds.
GARDEN THEMES
Bushveld, Country, Forest, Formal, Grassland, Rockery, Water
FLOWERS
PESTS & DISEASES
Seldom attacked by pests.

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