Golden Greater Woodrush
Luzula comes from the Latin word meaning “glow worm.” These graceful rushes earn their name for the way a soft, downy hair, which covers the margins of each blade, catches and holds dew. As the morning light strikes the moistened leaves, they glisten. The handsome leafage vitalizes a garden setting with its textural infill.
Durable as a ground cover and at home in various soil types, Luzula is best when planted in drifts.
Distinguished by fine-haired light-catching margins and a lustrous finish, thick broad foliar ribbons transmute golden-green shades in spring that mellow to lime-green during the summer, then dazzle us with gilded hues once cold weather arrives. ‘Aurea’s mat-like spreading rhizomes produce a lambent evergreen clump beneath airy upright panicles of myriad yellowish green flowers and chocolate-brown seed heads. Happiest in light shade and adequately-moist alcoves, this winsome ground cover is second-to-none for mixed borders and woodland plantings, where it quells weeds plus withstands deer, tree roots, occasional drought and various soil types.
Size: 10" high x 2' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 5.