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
- 625,000 seeds per ounce
- 1 ounce per 12,500 square feet (~50 seeds per square foot)