Difference between revisions of "Juncus patens 'Elk Blue'"

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:'''Plant Type:''' Rush
:'''Plant Type:''' Rush
:'''Height by Width:''' 2-3' H x 2-3' W
:'''Height by Width:''' 2-3' H x spreading
:'''Growth Habit:''' Upright, spreading
:'''Growth Habit:''' Upright, spreading by rhizomes
:'''Deciduous/Evergreen:''' Evergreen
:'''Deciduous/Evergreen:''' Evergreen

Revision as of 19:11, 21 January 2010

Species Name: Juncus patens 'Elk Blue'
Common Name: Elk Blue Wiregrass

Lush accent plant with bluish-green leaves. Recommended for borders, raised planters or in containers near water especially seeps, ponds, springs or vernal pools. Will spread.

Plant Family: Juncaceae
Plant Type: Rush
Height by Width: 2-3' H x spreading
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading by rhizomes
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Brown
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Selected for the garden
Natural Habitat: Selected for the garden

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.