Juncus inflexus 'Lovesick Blues' - Lovesick Blues Rush

Unlike Juncus effusus, J. `Lovesick Blues` grows in a wide range of soil types - moist to wet, average to poor, and is quite drought tolerant once established. Best used in large groups or masses.

A good plant for a rain garden.

Description: evergreen; clump forming
Foliage is round; blue-grey in colour; 70-100 cm (28-40")
Flowers are small, emerge near the top of the round leaves

Ideal conditions: full sun to part shade; constantly moist to wet soil; will tolerate moderately dry soil at the end of the growing season

Coldest zone: 4 (find your zone; further info on plant hardiness)

Partner with: Alopecurus 'Aureovariegatus', Pycnanthemum muticum, Salix irrorata, Panicum 'Dewey Blue', pond or bog plants such as Carex muskingumensis

Season of interest: June to October

Recommended spacing between plants: 30-50 cm (12-20") why such a difference?

Drought tolerance rating: 4 (water to root depth when soil starts to dry) further info

Pronunciation: Juncus (JUN-kus) inflexus (in-FLEX-us)


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juncus inflexus 'Lovesick Blues'
Juncus inflexus 'Lovesick Blues'
Lovesick Blues Rush

from the USDA website: states and provinces where
Juncus inflexus is native