Eleocharis radicans Miniature Rush



Eleocharis radicans, also called Miniature Rush, is a wetland plant with dense stands of deep green, bristle-like leaves that resemble lawn grass. This deciduous little rush has tiny little flower beads in summer. Eleocharis radicans forms small mounds in tight quarters. Miniature Rush is a rapidly growing perennial that readily reseeds.

Eleocharis radicans needs moist to wet soil and partial shade. It twill take more sun in consistently wet soil. Eleocharis radicans is native to scattered areas of the U.S. It tolerates light to moderate foot traffic. Space on 8" centers.


  • Common Names: Miniature Rush
  • Zones: 4-8
  • Light Requirements: Part Shade to Shade
  • Soil Preference: Requires moist to wet soil
  • Height at Maturity: 2-3
  • Width at Maturity: 6-8
  • Bloom Color: Green
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Deer.
  • Other Features: Container Plant. Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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