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Path Rush Grass

American Beauties Native Plants

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 6 - 24 Inches
  • Mature Spread 6 - 24 Inches
  • Growing Zones 2 - 9

This native grass has so many benefits that make it stand out from other ornamental grasses. Beginning as a welcoming green in the spring, this grass blooms to brown in the summer, offering a nice and natural contrast. This low maintenance perennial is both valuable and versatile. It can offer height juxtaposition within containers, as well as ground cover within a landscape. 

This perennial grass is hardy within zones two to nine. Path Rush Grass is resistant to deer, while also offering seed for birds, and a habitat for amphibians. It’s useful in both form and function, and it acts as a filler for bouquets but also can be used for erosion control in sloped gardens. Low maintenance is the character of this perennial grass, and it can simply be used in whatever way that fits your garden.  

Path Rush Grass Care 

Path Rush Grass can be planted in either full sun, or partial sun. It prefers moist, well drained soil, however it will do well in wetlands, and bogs provided it’s offered enough light. It is also known to thrive within a water garden. This grass spreads slowly, and would benefit from a gentle fertilization.

This grass can be trimmed according to personal preference. It spreads slowly, and can grow quite tall if not trimmed. If trimmed, it will likely take some time to grow back enough to flower. 

Path Rush Grass Spacing

As mentioned previously, this grass is versatile. It can grow anywhere from six inches, to two feet in height. Due to its tall and spreading nature, it is necessary to space each plant by at least six inches.

Path Rush Grass Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 2 - 9
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 6 - 24 Inches
Mature Spread: 6 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 6 - 24 Inches
Habit: Spreading, Upright
Flower Color(s): Brown, Green
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Birds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wetland Areas & Ponds, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
Brand: American Beauties Native Plants
Common Name: Path Rush Grass
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: JUNCUS TENUIS

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.