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Clusters of small golden yellow flowers develop on the side of stems (just below the tips) from June through August and seed heads mature to a rich brown, the 'foliage' is really a collection of soft round stems, spreads by creeping rhizomes and seed, tolerates regular inundation up to 4 inch deep, tussock forming, provides wildlife cover and nesting habitat, salt & clay tolerant, good for Rain Gardens and erosion control. This is precisely the plant that was used to make 'rushlights' in England (where it is also native), and it's also commercially grown in Japan for making tatami (woven mats for homes).

Moist To Wet
2-4 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: Zone 4a-9b
Deer Resistant

Native Range: Labrador across s. QC & ON to AB, BC and up to s. AK, present in every state of the continental US except UT, WY, & SD

Germination - Easy: Cold stratify 8 weeks, surface sow

Soft Rush 3.5 inch pot $11.75
Soft Rush Seed Packet $5.00

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