Equisetum hyemale

Rough Horsetail, Scouring Rush

$2.63 | 1 G | 1200 Avail. | $10.50

1 G Weight: 25.0 lb



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Rough Horsetail is a non-blooming evergreen perennial found in moist woods and hills sides.  The stiff and hollow plant stems grow rigidly upright and are bamboo-like with its stem nodes being marked with whorls of toothed scale-like leaves.  A cone-like fruiting head appears at the tip of the stems containing spores.  Rought Horsetail is an aggressive spreader.  Prefers part sun and moist soils.  

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

2’ - 4’

Spread: 

1’ - 6’

Spacing: 

4’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

N/A

Season of Interest: 

Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance.  Very aggressive spreader- if preemptive measures such as soil barriers are not taken before planting Rough Horsetail is extremely hard to remove.  It can grow in standing water.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland Garden, Native Gardens, Pond Edges, Water Gardens, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Cardinal Flower, Blue Flag, Swamp Milkweed

Image: Thayne Tuason, Equisetum hyemale along Columbia River at Spanish Castle 1, CC BY-SA 4.0

 

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