Juncus patens

  • Juncus patens  California gray rush
California gray rush

Stiff, upright clump of steel blue gray foliage 2 feet tall, 1 foot spread. Sun or shade, this juncus prefers moist soil but will grow almost anywhere. Dormant in summer with no ground water, it comes back with the rains. Attractive in containers or as an accent. Very deer and cow resistant. Bay Area native.