Great wood rush is a native evergreen grass found as ground cover in woodlands. The thick, glossy leaves intertwine and form clumps, slowly reaching 1m x 1m. This perennial grass will grow in most soils, preferring damp conditions in shade, dappled shade or even sun, being easy to grow and free from most pests and diseases. There are small brown flowers in May – June, which are formed on long stalks, but it is the striking foliage of the Great wood rush that makes it a stand out plant for the wildlife garden.
The dense leaves provide shelter for wildlife all year round, but especially in the winter months
The leaves are evergreen and the grass spreads by underground stolons, to form clumps