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Corkscrew Rush | Juncus effusus spiralis

Eyecatching spirals of foliage

The Highlights

    • Twining corkscrew clusters of parakeet green stems make an eyecatching addition to the margins of ponds
    • Little chestnut brown flowers appear from June to August
    • A high impact plant with compact dimensions - ideal for smaller ponds
    • An evergreen perennial which is very low maintenance a and unaffected by pests and diseases
    • Can be grown in very shallow water at the margins of a pond, in bog and water gardens or in containers
    • Provides colour and shelter for wildlife, as well as a perching spot in the sun for visiting dragonflies and damselflies

Corkscrew Rush | Juncus effusus spiralis

Eyecatching spirals of foliage
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Add as many items as you like for just £6 delivery

The Highlights

    • Twining corkscrew clusters of parakeet green stems make an eyecatching addition to the margins of ponds
    • Little chestnut brown flowers appear from June to August
    • A high impact plant with compact dimensions - ideal for smaller ponds
    • An evergreen perennial which is very low maintenance a and unaffected by pests and diseases
    • Can be grown in very shallow water at the margins of a pond, in bog and water gardens or in containers
    • Provides colour and shelter for wildlife, as well as a perching spot in the sun for visiting dragonflies and damselflies

Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

Plant in 1L Aquatic Pot
Our pond plants are supplied in Aquatic Pots which have a mesh-like structure allowing you to plant them straight into your pond. The pot maintains the root structure as it enters the water, but allows the plants to root out into the underlying soil.
Plant in 3L Aquatic Pot
Our pond plants are supplied in Aquatic Pots which have a mesh-like structure allowing you to plant them straight into your pond. The pot maintains the root structure as it enters the water, but allows the plants to root out into the underlying soil.
3 Plants in 1L Aquatic Pots
Plant in 5L Aquatic Pot
3 Plants in 9cm Aquatic Pots

Height on arrival:

Eventual height:

10-50cm
10-50cm

Eventual spread:

10-50cm
Spreads to between 10-50cm within 2-5 years

Time to first crop:

Flower colour:

Chestnut brown
Occasional small clusters of chestnut brown flowers in summer

Habit:

Clump-forming
Forms clumps of twisting foliage

Hardiness:

Fully hardy
Very hardy - does not need winter protection.

Rootstock:

Spacing:

10-50cm
Position plants at least 10cm apart to allow for spreading
10-50cm
Position plants at least 10cm apart to allow for spreading

Care Guide

Pest and disease free

Virtually pest and disease free

Keep well watered

Needs a permanently wet soil - do not allow soil to dry out.

Full sun to partial shade

Position where the plants will receive at least 4-6 hours of sunlight daily in spring/summer.

Any moist, poorly drained soil

Any permanently moist or waterlogged soil.

Feeding may be needed

No feeding is needed if you plant straight into a mature pond due to the nutrient content of pond water, but in a non-pond setting it's a good idea to feed in the spring, using a slow release general fertiliser. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0513/3428/3424/files/pruning_3x_4d3eaf73-f629-45e0-87a5-6f14f5f005fc.png?v=1613300718

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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