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Looking for something a little different? Maybe this year, you want your mixed containers or patio pots to be a little different. Juncus Spiralis might be just what you're looking for. The new and exciting corkscrew rush Juncus produces loads of green spiraled foliage that resembles corkscrews shooting from the ground. Resembling an ornamental grass in all aspects, this crazy little plant is actually a Type of Rush. Rushes have round leaves, whereas grasses have blades.
|1 to 2 feet
|1 to 2 Feet
|Full Sun to partial shade
|Likes to stay evenly moist
|Medium to fast
|Water fixture borders; mass planting; container gardens; rock gardens; specimen
How to Care for Juncus Spiralis
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
How much water does corkscrew rush need?
Corkscrew Rush plants, or juncus spiralis, are considered 'bog plants.' They are native to swampier areas and can tolerate some standing water. When planted indoor or outdoors, we recommend that you keep the soil evenly moist - do not let the soil dry out too much between waterings. Make sure there is adequate drainage when planting in containers, since standing in too much water for too long is still not ideal. Once the top inch of soil is dry to the touch, you know its time to water again. In outdoor situations, Corkscrew rush work well as a border around ponds or other water garden areas.
How much light does Juncus Spiralis require?
Juncus Spiralis do best in direct sunlight, where they receive a minimum of 6 hours a light a day. They can tolerate some shade but not full shade. While many water-loving plants such as ferns and hoyas prefer shade, Juncus spiralis will do better in sunnier spots of a garden than their counterparts. If you need some specimen plants or a border on a southern or western wall but the water table is too high for other perennials, then this is your go-to guy.
What kind of soil does spiralis juncus need?
Corkscrew rush plants are adaptable and can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions once they are well established. When first planting, be sure to amend any sandy or dry soils with organic matter (such as moss or humus) so that the soil around the new roots will retain moisture more effectively.
Do I need to fertilize my Corkscrew Rush Plant?
All plants in container gardens benefit from a regular fertilizing schedule, since they are not exposed to the same nutrient resources that in ground plants are. Plants that are in the ground also benefit from an extra boost of nutrients from fertilizers, but they do not need to be fertilized as often. When growing Juncus spiralis in containers, use a balanced liquid fertilizer such as Jack's indoor/outdoor plant food once a month in the growing seasons (not in the winter). Otherwise, you can use a slow-release granular fertilizer once in the spring and again in the summer. Do not fertilize in the fall or winter so that you do not interfere with the natural dormancy cycle.