Hard Rush ‘Juncus inflexus’ – 9cm Pot

Hard Rush can grow up to 1 metre tall when fully grown. Hard Rush (Juncus inflexus) is a very common native, shallow water plant. This plant is tufted with erect grey-green leafless ridged stems. It bears brown flowers from late spring until mid-summer. A clump forming plant which is also evergreen thus providing useful winter interest. Will grow well in standing water up to about 3” deep, but also does surprisingly well in slightly moist soils that do not dry out. Plants may take time to establish, but once established will slowly spread by creeping rhizomes. As seen with the beautiful dragonfly drying off in the photo opposite, rigid stems around a pond are absolutely vital to help these insects emerge and have a post to identify prey from.

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If you are using Joel’s methods, as referenced in the ‘Wild Your Garden’ book and on Joel’s Youtube channel, appropriate marginal plants can be planted in the sub-soil areas around the edge of the pond. In these cases, you will not need to “re-pot” your 9cm pots, as they will go straight into the sub-soil.

However, if you are not using sub-soil and are going for a more formal look, the 9cm pots should be re-planted into an appropriate 1l size container or otherwise before being placed in or around your pond.
Container grown marginals should be placed in trays of water so that their roots may absorb the moisture. All sizes and planting depths are a guide only and considerable variation in the depth of water over the soil will be tolerated by most aquatics.

All plants in 1 litre containers and larger are in their final mesh basket and do not require repotting. However, we recommend 9cm plants are re-potted up to a minimum of 1 litre.

Additional information

Sun Preference

Sun either Partial or Full

Soil Preference

Most Soils OK

Suitable for

Grows alongside rivers and ponds.

Flowering season

May – July

Flowering colour

Brown

Eventual height

1m

Species Type

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