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Luzula nivea

Luzula nivea
snowy wood rush
Luzula nivea

Common name snowy wood rush
Family juncaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers white (May)
Size to 16"
Light part shade
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensearly July

Rushes are in the same general botanical class as grasses and sedges. This is the only one we purposely grow in our garden. It's a rather unassuming plant, with hairy grassy leaves and white flowers in spring, which nicely tucks into partly shady corners.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '01 trade. Baggy 70F (76%G, 10-16d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (40%G, 10-30d)
  3. Seed from '06 and '07 garden. Baggy 70F (10%G, 12-17d)
  4. Seed from '08 garden. Baggy 70F (36%G, 13-22d)
  5. Seed from '10 garden. Baggy 70F (20%G, 9-19d)

Seed maintains decent viability after a few years. Seedlings are fairly frost-tolerant.

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