Horsetail Reed

Equisetum hyemale

Item 3205


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USDA Zone:
Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Deep green, jointed stems have an interesting Tropical look. The rush-like slender stems appear without leaves or flowers. Best used in containers, troughs or in contained ponds. Evergreen in warm climates.

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Average Size at Maturity
Fast growing to 3 to 4 ft. tall, spread indefinite.
Botanical Name: Equisetum hyemale
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Special Feature: Clump Forming, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: Does not flower
Flower Color: No
Garden Style: Contemporary ,   Tropical
Design Ideas: Tall fine textured horsetails are marginal reeds at home at the edges of waterways and water gardens. They're excellent problem solvers for very poorly drained soils. Most popular use is as a filler of narrow slots in paving of modern and mid-century modern landscapes. Grow in pots for fine textured accents.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Can become invasive, best contained in an unperforated pot with lip above soil level.


The high amount of silica in the cell walls of this reed makes it abrasive, so the plants have been used as natural scrub brushes since ancient times.

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