More Information About Juncus
Juncus belong to a group of deer-resistant bog plants that is gaining in popularity as folks begin to search for plants to fit wet sites instead of spending the money to drain these sites for more lawn areas. Juncus are grass-like plants belonging to the Juncaceae family. In tropical climates, the roots of many Juncus species have medicinal value, and the stems are commonly used to make matted chairs, rugs, etc. Although Juncus have insignificant (except to a botanist) flowers, the stem colors and other variations make dramatic curiosities and add a spiky, textural ornamental grass-like element to the garden.
Juncus plants are unusual in that they do not have any leaves. The green parts of juncus plants are photosynthesizing stems. Juncus cultivars selected for garden use often feature stems with a bluish color or with a highly ornamental corkscrew shape. Juncus cultivars are not only popular garden plants, but look great in containers, as long as you keep them constantly moist. A few Juncus species are North Carolina native plants. When you are ready to buy juncus for your perennial garden, we hope you'll check out our online offering of juncus for sale.