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Products > Juncus effusus ssp. pacificus 'Quartz Creek'
 
Juncus effusus ssp. pacificus 'Quartz Creek' - Quartz Creek Soft Rush

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Juncaceae (Rushes)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Brown
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Juncus effusus ssp. pacificus 'Quartz Creek' (Quartz Creek Soft Rush) - An evergreen rush that has dark green, long erect grass-like rounded stems that grow to 18 to 30 inches tall and spreads eventually forming dense colonies, though the rate of growth is so slow that it can almost be considered a clump forming plant. In summer the stems hold the inconspicuous reddish-brown flower clusters that emerge from below the leaf tips. Plant in sun or part shade in a wide range of soils from fairly dry to moist and tolerant even of heavy clay soil and hardy to 0 degrees F. This is great as a garden plant, as a mass planting, accent or as an attractive specimen in a large container. Quite useful for combining with grasses and forbs to give a meadow-like feel to an area in the garden and should the planting get unruly, the clumps can be renewed by cutting back hard in spring. This selection was made by Dave Fross of Native Sons Nursery from Southern Oregon near the California border. The name for the genus comes from the Latin word 'iuncus' which was the ancient word for Rushes and came from the word 'iungere' meaning "to join" and was in reference to the use of Rushes for cordage and tying. The German botanist Ernest Heinrich Friedrich Meyer described this plant in 1823 with the specific epithet coming from the Latin word 'effusus' meaning "loosely spreading" or "spread out" due to the spreading nature of this species. We have been growing this great rush since 1994.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Juncus pacificus 'Quartz Creek'.
 
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