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Torrey's Rush Seeds

Juncus torreyi

  • HOW TO GROW
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow either in late fall or early spring. Press the seed into the surface of the soil, compacting the soil very firmly. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 60 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established. This plant prefers soil that is constantly moist and saturated, even growing in standing water. It also adapts well to average soil with moderate moisture. This plant makes an excellent choice for erosion control or wetland restoration, and provides forage and cover for birds and other wildlife. It also performs well in water gardens.

Seed Saving: At the end of the season, the seed heads will begin to ripen and turn from green to golden brown. Cut the mature seed heads from the stem and spread them out to dry. As they dry, the pods will open and release the tiny, dust-like seed. Separate the seed from the plant material. Store the seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Juncus torreyi

Species Origin: US Native Grass or Sedge

Type: Native Grasses, Cool Season

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 1,370,000

Stratification: Cold/Wet for 8 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 8 Weeks

Height: 12 Inches

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~2000 Seeds) $2.50 -+
1/64 Oz Mylar (0.44g) $5.40 -+
1/16 Oz Mylar (1.77g) $8.00 -+
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $21.00 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $60.00 Sold Out
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $240.00 Sold Out
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $900.00 Sold Out
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DESCRIPTION

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Because of its striking globular seed heads, this native plant has become popular as an ornamental addition to wetlands and stream banks. The genus name "Juncus" means rush, while the the species name "torreyi" honors Dr. John Torrey. Dr. Torrey first described this native plant in 1843, while doing botanical research for the publication Flora of North America.


HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow either in late fall or early spring. Press the seed into the surface of the soil, compacting the soil very firmly. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 60 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established. This plant prefers soil that is constantly moist and saturated, even growing in standing water. It also adapts well to average soil with moderate moisture. This plant makes an excellent choice for erosion control or wetland restoration, and provides forage and cover for birds and other wildlife. It also performs well in water gardens.

Seed Saving: At the end of the season, the seed heads will begin to ripen and turn from green to golden brown. Cut the mature seed heads from the stem and spread them out to dry. As they dry, the pods will open and release the tiny, dust-like seed. Separate the seed from the plant material. Store the seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Juncus torreyi

Species Origin: US Native Grass or Sedge

Type: Native Grasses, Cool Season

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 1,370,000

Stratification: Cold/Wet for 8 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 8 Weeks

Height: 12 Inches

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