Luzula nivea - Lesser Woodrush, Snowy Woodrush

A very attractive woodrush for use in groups or in masses where it displays a profusion of snow white blossoms. As an added bonus, this tough hardy plant is also used in dried flower arrangements.

Description: clump forming; evergreen
Foliage is green; of medium blade width; 30-40 cm (12-16") in height
Flowers are white; clustered; May through June; 50-70 cm (20-28") in height

Ideal conditions: full sun in cool climates or light shade in hot dry conditions; moist soil

Zone: 4 (find your zone; further info on plant hardiness) I have heard that this survives in Calgary, Alberta

Partner with: Hostas, Bergenia, Epimedium

Season of interest: May to winter (evergreen)

Drought tolerance rating: 2 (water to root depth once every 2 weeks); further info

Recommended spacing between plants: 30-60cm (12-24") why such a difference?

Pronunciation: Luzula (loo-ZOO-lah) nivea (NIV-ee-ah)


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Luzula nivea - Lesser Woodrush
Luzula nivea - Lesser Woodrush