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Water Gardens — Corkscrew rush

I AM growing the 'corkscrew rush' in my pond. It sometimes gets brown stems in the middle. Any ideas?

 

THE corkscrew rush, Juncus spiralis, is a true water plant and does not like to dry out for even a short time. This is the most likely cause of the problem, although it may be pot bound as well. This rush will also appreciate the occasional feed with a water plant fertiliser.

Weekend Gardener, Issue 94, 2002, Page 22

Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH.

Andrew Maloy Weekend Gardener


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