Basket rush

Juncus textilis


The Basket rush is the tallest species of Juncus in landscape use in the Inland Empire. It develops numerous dark green stems, growing 2-3 ft. high and spreads by underground rhizomes to form dense groupings as space permits. This species is endemic to California where it grows in wetlands, and like other native rushes, this species offers value for basketry, restoration projects, bioswales and for use in ornamental landscape designs in containers.

Plant Type: Grass, Rush, Native
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Upright, Spreading, Dense, Clumping
Growth Rate: Fast
Foliage Color: Dark green
Flower Color: Brown
Flower Season: Spring
Soil Adaptations: Moist soil
Exposure Adaptations: Morning sun, Moderate shade, Heat, Frost, All day sun
Function: Wildlife value, Restoration, Residential spaces, Parks and open space, Near pools and water features, Mass planting, Grouped, Foliage accent plant, Container plant, Commercial spaces, Borders, Background plant
Height: 2 ft. – 3 ft.
Width: 5 ft. – 6 ft.