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Scouringrush Horsetail (Equisetum hyemale)

Scouringrush Horsetail (Equisetum hyemale)

Best grown in medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerates an extremely wide range of soils, however. Will grow in up to 4” of standing water. Spreads to form large colonies in the wild. Homeowners are often more interested in learning how to eradicate this plant from the landscape than how to grow it. It is a very aggressive plant which, if not preemptively restrained, will spread aggressively by branched, creeping rhizomes. Once established, it can be extremely difficult to remove by digging because its rhizomes spread wide and deep, and any small section of rhizome left behind can sprout a new plant. Consider using soil barriers to restrict growth. In water gardens or tub gardens, plant in pots at water bottom to contain growth (both height and spread).

 

Zone: 4 to 9

Height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet

Spread: 1.00 to 6.00 feet

Bloom Time: Non-flowering

Bloom Description: Non-flowering

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Medium to wet

Maintenance: Medium

Suggested Use: Water Plant, Naturalize, Rain Garden

Flower: Insignificant

Tolerate: Heavy Shade

$10.00Price

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