Spikey texture and soft color, the Elk Blue California Gray Rush (Juncus patens 'Elk Blue') is an outstanding specimen to add unique structure and color to your garden pots and borders! Rush have unique blades that are rounded and grow in vertical clumps that won’t ever overcrowd!
The blue-green foliage and stiff growth reach 2 feet tall and wide, while easily maintaining a neat and tidy appearance! Forming curious blooms that add interest and more texture to the landscape. Rock gardens and water features alike, these grasses seem to always look at home.
Elk Blue Gray Rush can be evergreen in warmer climates, you’ll enjoy these tolerant and versatile ornamental grasses and the modern, high-style look they provide! Despite traditionally being a water-loving plant, Elk Blue can be drought tolerant once established.
Elk Blue can be both informal and formal, in the ground in rows and groupings for eye-catching displays, or in planters and containers as curious focal points and texture! When planted in symmetrical, orderly displays, you’ll bump up your curb appeal and add a modern touch to your garden beds. Bring perennial and cottage borders up to date with spikey texture and beautiful color!
California Gray Rush grass looks fantastic when used in planters and porch pots, the small size readily tucking into mixed planters for vertical texture and thrillers. Plant en masse for an eye-catching display that will light up a dreary section of tricky ground, where these plants shine! Coastal gardens, Zen and meditation seating areas, and naturalized sites get a colorful boost.
Rush Grass are very tolerant once established and adapt to dry sites and occasionally wet locations equally. Best in full sun areas, but tolerate some shade in the hottest zones. Provide a well-drained location with moderately enriched soil.
Elk Blue California Gray Rush is a beautiful modern ornamental grass with loads of colorful appeal for the urban landscape! Blue-green spikey foliage and easy care are available now at NantureHills.com!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Juncus patens 'Elk Blue'|
|Mature Height||1 - 2 feet|
|Mature Spread||1 - 2 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil||Adaptable to Most Soils|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|