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White Rush

Scirpus albescens

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White Rush (Scirpus albescens) at Make It Green Garden Centre

White Rush foliage

White Rush foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

White Rush (Scirpus albescens) at Make It Green Garden Centre

White Rush flowers

White Rush flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Description:

A marginal pond plant that will make a dramatic frame to any water feature; tall, thin, tubular leaves emerge white, and mature to light green; white color is maintained by removing older foliage

Ornamental Features

White Rush's grassy leaves emerge white in spring, turning emerald green in colour with prominent light green stripes throughout the season. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

White Rush is a dense herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

White Rush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • Water Gardens
  • Bog Gardens

Planting & Growing

White Rush will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in moist to wet soil, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is native to parts of North America. It can be propagated by division.

 
 
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