Equisetum ramosissimum 'var. japonicum'


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Dramatic foliage



Skill level


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Plant details

This is an attractive, clump-forming evergreen, reed-like plant with tubular, pointed, upright green leaves. The stems bear dark coloured joints at regular intervals, giving plants the appearance rather like an aquatic bamboo. Plant in baskets of aquatic compost and use a marginal plant. After a few years remove from the pond and divide to prevent plants getting too large and overcrowded.

Family: Equisetaceae

Genus: Equisetum

Species: ramosissimum

Cultivar: var. japonicum

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Brown

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Moist, Boggy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 50cm

Spread: 50cm

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