Juncus effusus


Native Plants Common or soft rush

Evergreen, native sedge with thin, bright green, cylindrical leaves, forming clumps.


Juncus effusus is a sedge and readily form bright evergreen clumps of tubular stems providing colour and shape through the year. Bears clusters of fairly insignificant, yellowish flowers emerging from one side of the stem about 20cm from the top. Supplied bare-rooted.

Top tip: Compact and not invasive so provides a useful evergreen focus in the planting of any size of pond

Height of plant: 20-60cm from crown

Propagation: Can be divided at any time, but best in the Spring when new planting rapidly produces fresh green shoots from the crown.

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 0-15cm.