Juncus spiralis


Corkscrew rush

Green/gold/brown slim cylindrical corkscrew leaves curl in all directions. Evergreen.


For obvious reasons called the corkscrew rush.  A strong growing variant of juncus effusus with spirally curled, leafless stems, occasionally

Top tip: Can be grown very effectively as a houseplant for kitchens and bathrooms.

Height of plant: 5-15cm from crown

Propagation: Divide in Spring/early Summer

How to plant:  Plant into a 5lt planting basket using heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic Soil and place on a shelf in the pond.  Fill the planting basket to a depth so that the top of the rhizome at the base of the plant is level with the rim. Hold the plant securely and fill in with soil all around the roots, pressing the soil down very firmly until the planting crate is almost filled to the brim.  For aesthetic purposes, the soil can then be top dressed with no more than 1cm of pea gravel.

Recommended planting depth:  The planting depth for this plant measured from soil surface to water surface and not including any gravel dressing is 0-10cm.