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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
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 that 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 yellowish-green to a pale brown. They form as a one-sided cluster often referred to as cyme. It is a perennial and is an actual 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 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 grass can be predominantly found in North America, Europe, Asia, and many other countries worldwide.
The landscape uses of Soft Rush Grass have been invaluable for wetland restoration and erosion control. It is low maintenance and pest resistant.