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Juncus patens 'Elk Blue

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Species Name: Juncus patens 'Elk Blue'
Common Name: Elk Blue Wiregrass

Lush accent plant with bluish-green leaves. Recommended for borders, raised planters or in containers near water especially seeps, ponds, springs or vernal pools. Will spread.

Plant Family: Juncaceae
Plant Type: Rush
Height by Width: 2-3' H x 2-3' W
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Brown
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Selected for the garden
Natural Habitat: Selected for the garden

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