The Tapertip rush (Juncus acuminatus)is a fully hardy perennial deciduous grass with purple flowers in early Spring, mid Spring and late Spring. It requires high levels of water. This plant requires a minimum of 80 frost free days to grow successfully. It has low drought tolerance.
Juncus acuminatus grows in soils ranging from a pH of 4.4 (extremely acidic ranges from 0 to 5.1) to 7.2 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5). It is adapted to clay, silt, sand, loam, silty clay, sandy clay, clay loam, silt loam, sandy loam, loamy sand, silty clay loam and sandy clay loam soils, and prefers medium fertility.
This is a erect plant and has a clump forming growth form, and has an ultimate height of 0.9m / 3ft.
The leaves are green in Summer.
Very resistant to fire.
Fruit and seed
There is a medium fruit/seed abundance beginning in Summer and ending in Summer.
Propagation techniques include bare root and seed.-33°C / -27.4F to 0.9m / 3ft
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|Tapertip rush (United States)|
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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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