Soft Rush

Juncus effusus


In Stock
Key Features

2 to 4'

Container Size


Soil Moisture


Soil Type

Standing water up to 4" deep, or consistently moist garden soil.

Hardiness Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Light Requirements

Full sun

Alternate common names

common rush, bog rush, mat rush

  • Description

    Soft Rush (Juncus effusus) is a clump forming, wetland perennial with green, smooth, upright stems instead of leaves. Although these stems appear coarse and stiff, they are quite soft, and it is considered to be one of the true rushes. It is often found growing in ditches, bogs/swamps/marshes, and along lakes/ rivers. It gets small yellowish-green blooms in clusters on the side of the stems/leaves in late summer to early fall. It self seeds and spreads pretty easily and is a nice plant to use to fill in a garden as the taller clumps provide vertical interest. They make a statement at the edge of a pond or water garden, in boggy/wets areas, among wet pebbles or rocks, or in shallow standing water. They are also useful in controlling soil erosion on moist banks/hills.

  • Shipping Information

    We ship from two locations:

    • Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

    • Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

    Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.

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