Grass ID and Juncus 'Corkscrew'

bigguy(z5 CT)July 4, 2005

Have two questions:

1)Have a grass that was planted in my yard. Grass is about 18 inches tall and currently has fronds (?) or seed stalks that are about 36 inches tall and with purple endsm. Reminds me of what my Dad called rye grass except for that the ends are purple. Know is not much but can someone assist in identifying? Would particularly like to know how to care for it.

2) Would like to know if Juncus "Corkscrew" can work in a foundation planting as opposed to a pond environment. Can be planted in a North or West exposure close to a downspout.

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Can't help on #1, but Corkscrew Juncus (effusus 'Spiralis') should grow in the exposure you mention, but may not be hardy in your zone. One book says zone 5, and another say's 7.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2005 at 4:52PM
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gillespiegardens(Z6 cinti ohio)

your purple grass may be purple muhly.

juncus corkscrew does not winter over here for me in cincinnati zone 6. the nurseries here caution that it needs to be brought in for the winter... though i suppose a great microclimate might work well.

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    Bookmark   July 17, 2005 at 9:58PM
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