Equisetum hyemale

Horsetails

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Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

Scouring Rush has stiff, upright, leafless stems to 4 feet tall which resemble green bamboo shoots with dark bands at the nodes or joints. It is equally at home in sun or light shade and in moist or dry soil although it will really take off in damp places. We do not recommend its use in a garden situation because of its aggressive tendencies, but rather in natural areas where it can travel at will and where its stiff, reed-like appearance will enhance texture and line diversity. It is evergreen and perennial and being a fern ally, has no flowers. However, its attractive stems are commonly used in Japanese flower arrangements.

 

Characteristics

Rain Garden

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Evergreen

Evergreen

Plant Type

Perennial, Ground cover,

Grass or grass-like

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny,

Half and half

Soil Condition

Clay, Organic, Average

Moisture Tolerance

Wet, Moist,

Moderately moist

Size

full quart

 

Height

24 to 36, 36 or taller

Typical Height

40in

Spread

24in

Zones

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9