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Juncus usitatus

Common Rush

Species Description

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Species description

Cultivation and Uses

This link will give you information about climate parameters, tolerance of climate extremes and adverse soils, biological traits under cultivation, soil factors, uses and potentially undesirable attributes.

Cultivation and uses

Plant Growing Stages


2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed Description

Seed Pre-Treatment


Surface sow, cover very lightly with gravel.


Capillary watering


Bog method - stand seed tray in water so it is continually wet. Germination usually occurs within 3-6 weeks.

Pests and Disease
When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Optimum germination temperature 20-30°C.

Seed Collection Timeframe

December - January

Storage and Ripening

Grows from Cuttings