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Horsetail

SKU:
EQUHY
$10.99 - $32.99
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SKU:
EQUHY
Weight:
16.00 LBS
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_description-height:
3 feet
_description-width:
4 feet
_description-light:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
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Equisetum hyemale
Deer Resistant:
Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous:
Deciduous
Family:
Equisetum
Foliage Color:
Green
Genus:
Horsetail
Growth Rate:
Fast
Hardiness Zone:
4a
Landscape Uses:
Massing, Edging, Bog
Mature Height:
3 feet
Mature Width:
4 feet
Native:
Native
Prune Time:
Spring Cleanup
Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs:
Moist to Wet
_callout-4|Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
_callout-25|Foliage Color:
Green
_callout-12|Deer Resistant:
Yes
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Massing, Edging, Bog

Product Overview

Equisetum hyemale
A perfect selection for a wet boggy area of the landscape or at the edge of a pond or stream; masses of towering bamboo-like spikes creates a bold vertical effect that makes an excellent backdrop for a water feature; very low maintenance

Horsetail is a dense herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:

  • Spreading

Horsetail is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • Bog Gardens

Features

Horsetail's attractive sword-like leaves remain green in color with pointy white spines throughout the season. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Planting & Growing

Horsetail will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in moist to wet soil, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is native to parts of North America. It can be propagated by division.

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