Horsetail Reed

Equisetum hyemale

Item 3205

Zones

There are very few rules in gardening, but perhaps the most important one is to work within your zone. Choosing plants that grow and thrive in your particular climate is the very first step toward having a beautiful garden. Learn more >

USDA Zone:
3-11
Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Description:

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.

Price from: Price: $17.50
Sorry, this plant is not available in your area.
Shipping is always FREE!

Shipping Timeline

Plant shipment depends on nursery location, the specific plant's productions timetable, local weather issues, and your location. In general, plants will ship after the last front date. We appreciate your patience and understanding with your shipping process and timeline.

Shipping Timeline:

Your plant(s) will ship to the garden center you chose within the next 21 days. Your plants are actively growing and we will only deliver them once they meet our rigorous quality standards

Find a Garden Center

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.

History

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.

Write a Review For: Horsetail Reed

*Rate this plant:

  • This is a required field.

* Required Fields

PLEASE NOTE:

Unfortunately, the following item(s) is no longer available.

This item(s) will be removed from your shopping cart.
We apologize for this inconvenience.