Rush, Arctic

  • $4.00


Juncus arcticus

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Tough, hardy native plant that can handle extremely wet, boggy soil but is also at home on drier ground. 

Long-time SRSC grower and self-identified “plant nut” Diane Jones at Draggin’ Wing High Desert Nursery encouraged us to add this variety to our offerings as a potentially drought-tolerant alternative to traditional lawn grasses. While rushes tend to prefer more moist environments, Diane has seen it growing on the hot south side of the deer point lift at Bogus Basin ski resort, so she has hope that it could thrive in other landscapes as well! Rushes are the tough, hollow-stemmed cousins of sedges, with waxy leaves. We are currently carrying this variety in a very small quantity to determine if there is interest in it on a larger scale.  

Seeds were sustainably wildcrafted in the Great Basin by Kyle and friends at Native-Seed Company.

500 seeds

Directions: Press seeds firmly into soil in fall or early spring, at least 2 months before the last frost. Keep the soil moist until germination. Water well until the plant is well-established.

Planting Depth

Plant Spacing

Days to Germination

Days to Maturity

On surface


60+ days


For more information about growing this plant, please refer to the USDA Plant Guide.

"Arctic rush near the hotpot" by CaptainOates is licensed under CC BY 2.0