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California Gray Rush

Juncus patens
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California native, evergreen perennial has gray-green, narrow leaves that grow stiffly upright. Small, brown flowers make their appearance in summer. Great focal point in containers or at the edge of a pond. 

Plant with Hosta


  • Landscape Size: 2' tall, 2' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun or Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • USDA Zone: 4a
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Clumping
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Attributes: Evergreen, Deer Resistant

See Green Thumb Guide below for region specific information.


Green Thumb Guide

Grows well in enriched, evenly moist to boggy soils. Feed in spring and summer with a light, all purpose fertilizer.

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions.

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices (Opens in new window)
Visit: National County Extension Offices (Opens in new window)



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