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. 

6/27/2012 09:18:00 am

Awesome plant! I have a few ideas for it!

6/27/2012 01:23:49 pm

I have one of these. I LOVE IT!!! And it's drought tolerant.....My kind of plant.

6/27/2012 10:20:23 pm

Even though it's listed as being a bog plant, I have had this myself and carried them at the garden centers. The heat insane days of South Carolina, corkscrew just laughed at.

6/28/2012 01:33:08 am

Would this work in a pot? I'd love to have one of these climbing up the balcony! :)

6/28/2012 10:55:36 pm

Diva, the corkscrew juncus works wonderfully in containers!

7/5/2012 09:10:08 pm

I have mine in a pot on the deck. It's growing so good I have to move it to bigger pot!


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