JUNCUS 'SILVER SPEARS'
Most rushes grow by water. This was discovered, thriving, on a scorching hot mountain terrace high in the mountains of Gran Canaria. Stiff, pointed, silvery green, needle-like leaves radiating from a solid rosette.
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.
Common name:Juncus usitaus