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Equisetum hyemale

Dutch or scouring rush

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Key information

Plant type

Marginal

Feature

Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Andrea Jones, copyright GAP Photos (32950)

Plant details

A fast-growing horsetail that has unbranched stems with rough black ribs which slightly constrict the stem. As a marginal plant in a garden setting needs confining to prevent unwanted spreading. Plant in an aquatic basket lined with Hessian to restrict growth. As the stems remain green throughout the winter provides useful winter interest, and its slightly pre-historic look makes it a curiosity for the pond.

Family: Equisetaceae

Genus: Equisetum

Species: hyemale

Plant type: Marginal

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Boggy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 120cm

Spread: 20cm


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