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Luzula nivea 'Lucius'

Luzula nivea 'Lucius' (Lesser Woodrush, Snowy Wood Rush)

is a fully hardy perennial evergreen reed with cream flowers in early Summer, late Spring and mid Spring. It grows well in semi-shade and direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. The flowers are arranged in a umbelliform cyme inflorescence. It looks best in Spring and Summer.

General

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Very unusual to have such pretty flowers on a grass. It has attractive grass like foliage for the rest of the year.

Soil

Luzula nivea 'Lucius' grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5.5 (very acidic ranges from 5.2 to 5.5) to 6.5 (slightly acidic ranges from 6.1 to 6.5). It is adapted to clay loam, loam, loamy sand, sandy clay, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils.

Growth

This is a arching plant and has a clump forming growth form, and has an ultimate height of 0.6m / 2ft and spread of 0.6m / 2ft.

Leaves

It has green leaves. They are ensiformis in shape.

Uses

Attractive foliage, bank and slope, dried flower/fruit, flower border and bed and prairie planting.

Progagation

Propagation techniques include division.

-34°C / -29.2F 5.5 to 6.5 0.6m / 2ft 0.6m / 2ft
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Luzula
Specific epithet ? nivea
Cultivar ?Lucius
Common names
Lesser Woodrush (Ireland), Snowy Wood Rush (Ireland)
User notes have orange headings. All other information is made up from editing attributes. IPNI details on Luzula nivea 'Lucius'
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    Plant added by Breezly (Ireland) - Add as friend

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    • When planting a border for the first time to create a display, always place the taller plants at the back and plant in odd numbered groups e.g. groups of 3 or 5 etc. If it's not 100% herbaceous, try to distribute some evergreen plants in the border so you are not left with big gaps in Winter.
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