Native plants

Juncus pallidus

Scientific name: Juncus pallidus
Maori name: Wiwi
English name: giant rush, leafless rush
Other names: Pale Rush

Grass or similar - native to the Wellington Region
Suits: damp, sunny, exposure, coastal forest garden, coastal and dune garden, small garden or balcony, wetlands and water features

About Juncus pallidus

A elegant spiky, robust, tall rush forming dense patches up to 2 metre tall. Dark green and fine leaved suitable for damp  and wet locations, like edging ponds or ornamental pools and swimming ponds. The flowers is located near the top of stems, containing numerous straw coloured flowers.
segments. Flowering in Oct to Dec.

Easy to care for and working in both sun or semi-shade
Tolerates any soil from dry to standing water.

Often used for coastal wetland restoration as it is an excellent soil stabiliser nutrient stripper for waterflows.

Provides for lizards

  • Complexity and height
  • Ground cover for retreat
  • Clump forming for camouflage and insects

Read more about gardening for lizards.

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