Corkscrew Juncus Photo provided by: Proven Winners
Need a striking centerpiece for your garden container? The visual interest of the corkscrew juncus brings a whimsical feeling to your garden. New emerging leaves are wound tight and loosen as they mature. Juncus prefers partial shade, moist or wet soil sites, but will tolerate full sun and regular garden soil if provided with consistent water. I have grown this plant myself and learned that it can also take getting dry and survived the heat very well. Corkscrew is also a deer resistant plant. It grows in clumps and spreads by rhizomes growing 10" to 12" tall. There are no major pests or diseases to worry about with this plant. If you put it in a wet, boggy area, make sure you keep the crown above water otherwise it will rot. You shouldn't have a problem locating this ornamental grass as most of your independent garden centers should carry it.