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Common Rush

Stiff, upright foliage makes a good accent for shady, damp spots. Unique seedpods pique interest. Excellent as a ground cover along water's edge, in containers or in streambeds. Prefers consistently moist soil.

Companion Plants

East Indian Holly Fern


Spike Speedwell

Plant Details

  • Common name

    Common Rush

  • Botanical name

    Juncus patens

  • Variety


  • Zone

    USDA Zone 7 (0°F) to USDA Zone 9 (20°F).

  • Light

    Part sun

  • Height

    18-30" (46-76 cm)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    Slow-release; liquid feed biweekly

  • Water


  • Bloom Color


  • Bloom Time

    No Bloom

  • Maintenance

    Keep weed-free

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • Irene B.'s collection