Juncus patens ‘Elk Blue’

Elk Blue California Gray Rush
Plant Type




Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

2′ x 2′


Full Sun, partial Shade


High, Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Golden Brown

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Special Features

Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit


Sunset Garden Zones

4-9, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


 Elk Blue California Gray Rush is an upright but fine textured grass-like plant. It forms dense clumps with narrow blue-gray stems that grow upright to a height of 18” to 24”. ‘Elk Blue’ can grow higher up to 30 inches with regular irrigation and fertilizer. This variety has inconspicuous golden brown flower clusters from spring to fall. ‘Elk Blue’ is a versatile plant. It goes well in dry shade or if regularly irrigated it does well in full sun. It is drought tolerant once established. Considered to be an adaptable species able to thrive in moist soils even shallow water.

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