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Wire Grass Juncus tenuis

Other plants called Wire Grass:

Phonetic Spelling
JUN-kus TEN-yoo-iss
Description

'Blue Arrows' is a cultivar rush or sedge in the Juncaceae family.  The Juncus genus consists of plants that do well in cold climates and wet heavy soils.  It is typically found in tickets and swamps and weedy locations like roadsides, sidewalks and parking strips.  Plant them in full sun along pond margins, in rain or rock gardens or in containers.  

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No significant problems though some consider this plant weedy.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Blue Arrows'
    Blue green leaves
  • 'Blue Dart'
'Blue Arrows', 'Blue Dart'
Tags:
#container plant#weedy#rush#sedge#low maintenance#erosion control#water plant#wet sites#pond margins#NC native#thickets#swamps#rock gardens#naturalized area#native ornamental grass#wet soils tolerant#clay soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Blue Arrows'
    Blue green leaves
  • 'Blue Dart'
'Blue Arrows', 'Blue Dart'
Tags:
#container plant#weedy#rush#sedge#low maintenance#erosion control#water plant#wet sites#pond margins#NC native#thickets#swamps#rock gardens#naturalized area#native ornamental grass#wet soils tolerant#clay soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juncus
    Species:
    tenius
    Family:
    Juncaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    East Canada to Mexico
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 5 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Native Plant
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Weed
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasional Flooding
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Insignificant green flowers are clustered at the stem tips appear May to September. With the first frost they turn brown.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Medium green leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Naturalized Area
    Pond
    Riparian
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Rain Garden
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Erosion
    Wet Soil
    Problems:
    Weedy