Soft Rush Shallow Water Plant – Pre-Order


This item will be released May 13, 2024.

Availability, size, and price vary at our local St. Louis store. Contact us for more info.

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**NOTE** This is a pre-order product. Shipping will begin when it is warm enough to safely ship your plant. CLICK HERE for estimated shipping dates.


EASY PLANT ARCHITECTURE! Add an architectural element to your pond! Kid-friendly and positively stunning from a distance!

GROW YOUR OWN OASIS! Turn your drab pond into a lush paradise simply by adding soft rush! Aquatic plants are ESSENTIAL for giving any pond or bog a natural, beautiful look!

MOTHER NATURE KNOWS BEST! Water plants act as filters & work WONDERS for the clarity and quality of your water–naturally! They also provide excellent habitat for your prized fish and other wildlife!

WINTER HARDY & BLACK THUMB FRIENDLY! Rushes are forgiving & super simple to grow for years to come! All they need is plenty of moisture & some gravel or soil to hold roots in place!  Easy as that!

100% QUALITY GUARANTEE! Our rushes are grown & shipped by skilled, trusted aquatic plant experts. Your plant is guaranteed to arrive alive and healthy!


Soft rush has attractive narrow, round, foliage and upright habit that looks beautiful and performs well around ponds and water gardens. It adds an architectural element wherever it is planted and its upright habit is impressive in the landscape! Foliage remains semi-evergreen and old foliage should be cut back in early spring. Although the stems appear from a distance as coarse and stiff, they are soft to the touch. It’s been used as floor matting in China and Japan and lighting in Medieval England. Called “rushlight”, lengths of peeled rush were soaked in wax or grease and then lit like a candle. Waterfowl, songbirds and game birds love the seed heads! It’s easily propagated by division of its rhizomes as well as seed. It also may help hold back the encroachment of cattails.


  • Common name: soft rush, common rush, bog rush or mat rush
  • Botanical name: Juncus effusus
  • Plant height: 2′ – 4’
  • Plant spread: 2′ – 4’
  • Light requirements: Full sun
  • Water depth:  2 – 6”
  • USDA hardiness zones: 4 – 9

Cannot be shipped to: PR

NOTES FROM THE EXPERTS AT CHALILY: Our live plants are delivered as bare root plants. This means that the plant has mature, growing root structures ready to be planted. We recommend Chalily Lily and Lotus Fertilizer for all flowering aquatic plants.

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