Juncus ensifolius - Swordleaf Rush, Flying Hedgehog Plant

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  • Approximate height: 30cm (12 inches) 
  • Recommended water depth over crown of plant: 0 - 10cm (0 - 4 inches)
  • Flowering time: June to August
  • Flower colour: Brown seed heads
  • Supplied in the 9cm pot we grow them in - for best results we recommend potting on using a 1 litre pot

This is an attractive little rush with slender foliage rather like that of a miniature iris. Brown globular seed heads are produced in summer (which have been compared to tiny hedgehogs, hence the name!) It is easy to grow and its size makes it a good choice for the smaller pond, as one of the few rushes that are in proportion in that situation.

It isn't a plant that will seed everywhere but you will occasionally get seedlings turning up in adjacent plants; if you really don't want this, trim off the seed heads as they go over.

If designing a planting scheme, we recommend approximately 4 Juncus ensifolius plants per square foot of ground, or 2 plants per linear foot of pond edge. Read more here on how to pot and care for your plant.