Spreading Rush

Juncus patens

Grass-like evergreen perennial native to California and Oregon. Stiff, cylindrical, gray-green stems clump together and stand upright. Discrete, yellowish-brown flower clusters emerge from below leaf tips and present from spring to fall. Tolerant to heat, dry shade, and drought, this species grows well under a wide variety of environmental conditions, from wetland to desert gardens.


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Spreading Rush

Juncus patens
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Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.