Snowy Woodrush

Luzula nivea

Snowy Woodrush - Luzula nivea

Common Name: Snowy Woodrush
Genus: Luzula
Species: nivea

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Makes good cut flowers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shade or Deep shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained



    A slow-spreading evergreen perennial that forms loose clumps of rough deep green leaves. In early and midsummer, sprays of pure white tuft-like flowers appear that last for several weeks and these can be dried for flower arrangements. This is a pretty and useful ornamental grass that eventually makes a good groundcover in shadier areas of the garden. It will also thrive in a sunny spot if the soil is reliably moist.
  • Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies between April and June. Remove tatty foliage in autumn.