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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
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The hardiness zones for Soft Rush Grass are 3-9
It is native to the United States' eastern coast but is not limited to just that region. It is widespread to many cultures around the world who use its stems for weaving baskets and mats. Other popular areas of growth are in the southern provinces of Canada and Southern Alaska.
The bloom season runs from March to September, with the flowers blooming during July's summer months. The flowers are typically a yellowish-green to a pale brown. They form as a one-sided cluster, often referred to as cyme. It is a perennial and is a true grass with a cylindrical stem. It can be mistaken as a weed due to the progressiveness of its growth. It is a beneficial grass that aids in ground erosion.
The height of the Soft Rush Grass at maturity is 4 feet tall
It reaches its peak of maturity usually a year after it is planted the following spring. It breaks forth out of a stout branching rootstock. There are 6 to 10-inch rhizomes that grow approximately 2 inches beneath the soil surface. It forms in clumps of grass and slowly spreads as the wind pollinates its many seeds.
It enjoys fine-textured soils with a pH of 4.0 to 6.0. You often find it in more of a sub-tropical type climate because it thrives off moisture. It can sustain itself in shallow water less than 6 inches deep. It inhabits areas such as marshes, swamps, ditches, wetlands, and meadows.
Soft Rush Grass flourishes off direct sunlight and moisture. It is tolerant of many different site conditions. That is why it is a grass that can be predominantly found in North America, Europe, and Asia and in many other countries around the world.
The landscape uses of Soft Rush Grass has been invaluable for wetland restoration and erosion control. It is low maintenance and pest resistance.