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Juncus balticus 'Spiralis' (12/01)
ht: 40cm
Cotswold Garden Flowers (online catalog 2001)

Juncus 'Blue Curls' (2/01)
lc: glaucous blue
ls: contorted and curled
in: Collectors Nursery 2001
ns: sounds much like J. inflexus 'Afro' ('Blue Medusa')?
Collector's Nursery

Juncus 'Carmen's Grey'
lc: grey green
source, description (Heronswood Nursery)

Juncus sp. 'Carmen's Japan' (12/00)
ht: 24 in.
ld: evergreen (CA)
ha: thin, narrow stems, graceful form
or: Ed Carmen found in Japan
source (San Marcos Growers)

Juncus conglomeratus 'Spiralis' (12/01)
ht: 20cm
ha: forming smaller, tighter curls than spiral forms in other species
Cotswold Garden Flowers

Juncus effusus 'Bay Blue' (12/01)
ht: 24 in.
lc: more distinctly blue
or: Windpoppy Nur. as selection before 2001
so: (online catalog 2001)

Juncus effusus 'Blonde Ambition' (10/02)
ha: twisted as 'Spiralis'
lc: brightly tinged golden yellow or all yellow
or: Bill Jannsen, Collector's Nursery found as mutaton
ph, in, so: Terra Nova Nurseries (online catalog 2002), introduced 2003

Juncus effusus 'Cuckoo' (12/01)
ns: a listed name

Juncus effusus 'Curly Gold Strike' (12/01)
ha: curled as 'Spiralis'
lc: striped yellow
or: found by Edmund Brown as curled version of 'Gold Strike' but said to have reverted.
Cotswold Garden Flowers (online catalog 2001)

'Curly Wurly' - click image
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Spring 2004.

Juncus effusus 'Curly Wurly'
ht: 12 in.
ls: blades highly contorted and spiralled, more so than ordinary 'Spiralis'. Forms very right spirals
ls: as if trained around a pipe or pen.
Plant Delights
so: Cotswold Garden Flowers under J. decipiens

Juncus effusus 'Gold Strike'
ht: 12 in.
ha: stiff leaves
lc: dark green striped yellow
or: Jim Brice
lu: useful for add bright color to a water garden
Glasshouse Works
so: Collector's Nursery

Juncus effusus var. pacificus 'Quartz Creek'
ht: 18 in.
ha: dense, tuft
lc: dark green
or: Dave Fross of Native Sons Nursery CA USA
source (San Marcos Growers)

Juncus effusus 'Spiralis' (f. spiralis (J. McNab) Hegi)
ht: 12-18 in.
ls: blades intensely and irregularly contorted, resembling a telephone cord in some cases.

Juncus effusus 'Squiggly Wiggly'
ha: as 'Spiralis' but smaller
ls: blades heavily contorted with more twists than 'Spiralis'
in: Roslyn Nursery c. 1999
id: this should be compared in trials to 'Curly Wurly' which has a similar description.
Roslyn Nursery

'Unicorn' - click image

Juncus effusus 'Unicorn'
ha: blades thicker, longer, heavier than 'Spiralis'
ls: contorted as with 'Spiralis'
so: Collector's Nursery

Juncus filiformis 'Spiralis' (12/01)
ht: 20cm
lc: glossy green
Cotswold Garden Flowers (online catalog 2001)

'Afro' ('Blue Medusa') - click image
Totten Center, North Carolina Botanical Garden. May 2003.

Juncus inflexus 'Afro' ('Blue Medusa')
ha: 15 in. tall x 24 in. wide
lc: dusty blue
ls: blades highly contorted
in: Joe Sharman, UK
Plant Delights

Juncus inflexus 'Lovesick Blues' ('Weeping Blue')
ht: 12 in. tall x 36 in. wide.
ha: weeping mound
lc: steel blue
or: Plant Delights Nur. as seedling of species.
Plant Delights

Juncus 'Occidental Blue' (5/3)
ht: 12 in. tall x 12 in. wide
ha: upright
lc: bluish-gray, showy
or: thought to be from California. If you know more share it with us all...

Juncus pallidus 'Gary Hammer' (5/4)
ht: to 6 ft.
ha: compact
lc: dark green
or: Gary Hammer USA

'Elk Blue' - click image
Riverbanks Botanical Garden, Columbia SC USA. June 2004. An outstanding plant that belongs in all borders of size and importance.

Juncus patens 'Elk Blue'
ht: 24-30 in.
ha: clumping and distinctly vertical, a nice way to add upright and nearly parallel blue lines to a garden design. Mass heavily (10-30 plants) for best effect.
lc: blue-grey, a darker shade than most powdery Festuca clones.
or: Randy Baldwin found near Elk CA which is near Mendecino CA USA
source (San Marcos Growers)

Juncus 'Silver Spears' (12/01)
ht: 2-4 ft.
ha: stiff, erect
lc: silver-green
so: (online catalog 2001)