Juncus Mallorcan Giant
Thick, dark green, pith-filled stems, terminate in stabbingly-sharp points. These are adorned with clusters of cream flowers which mature to crimson-brown seed capsules. Originally collected on damp hillsides on the island of Mallorca, this is one of the largest ornamental rushes we have seen.
Sow at any time, in a well-lit position, into a good, soil-based compost. Cover seeds thinly and keep moist at around 15 degrees C or 60 degrees F. Some New Zealand species can be very slow indeed and may need cooler temperatures before they will come up. Grass seedlings should be potted on and grown on singly, or in clumps for more rapid establishment of a large specimen.