Bog Rush (Juncus biflorus)

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A good addition to rain gardens and pond margins, though it may spread by rhizome. Tolerates a fair amount of shade.
Item #: JUBIFs
Binomial Juncus biflorus

Bog Rush is an evergreen, wetland species. It can tolerate a fair amount of shade. In June or July, it develops interesting reddish-brown seed capsules that contain many, very tiny seeds. The root system is rhizomatous and can form plant colonies. Also known as "two-flowered rush," this plant would do well along the shoreline of ponds and in wet meadows. Other than ample moisture, bog rush isn't terribly particular about its soil; it is partial to acidic, loamy, clay soil.

Uses: Rain gardens, cover for wildlife
Bloom time: March - May

Height: 2 to 3.5 feet
Space: 1 to 2 feet

Sun: Full sun to medium shade
Moisture: Moist to wet

Seed: The tiny seeds need light to germinate and will benefit from at least 30 days of cold moist stratification.
  • At least 200 seeds per packet
  • 315,275 seeds per ounce
  • 1 ounce per 6,300 square feet (~50 seeds per square foot)

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