Juncus ensifolius


Well named “flying hedgehogs” as the fruits of this unusual, compact little reed look just like tiny creatures.


Juncus ensifolius (Flying hedgehogs) produces a compact clump of grass-like foliage and flower stems topped with small, darkest brown, spiky seed heads in late Summer.

Top tip: Can be grown on a shelf as a marginal plant if planted in a planting crate with the soil just at the waterline.  Otherwise plant directly into reliably wet soil.

Flowers: June/July

Height: 20-30cm

Propagation: Divide multiple clumps after flowering and seeds will self- set.

Depth of water over the soil: 0cm

Planting: Plant directly into boggy soil or plant into 5lt planting crate using heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic Soil and position on a shelf.