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Grass - Ornamental

Equisetum hyemale

Horsetail Rush

Plant Type: Grass - Ornamental
Exposure: Sun Tolerant  Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade  
FULL sun to MORNING sun/AFTERNOON shade

Bamboo-like, dark green stems are rigid, rough and hollow. Evergreen stems provide winter interest in water and bog gardens or in a low wet spot. Can be aggressive.


Height

3-5'

Spread

1-6'

Growth Habit

THRILLER (upright)

Landscape Application:

Provides strong vertical interest to bogs, water gardens and large patio containers.

Equisetum hyemale Plant Care:

Prefers wet soil. Tolerates many soil types including standing water.

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 4 (-30/-20F)

Horsetail Rush Merit Awards and Special Collections

Horsetail Rush Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest

EARLY (March-April), MIDSEASON (May-June), LATE (July-frost)

Early Season (March - April)
Mid Season (May - June)
Late Season (July - frost)
Soil Moisture Needs

Moderate to high soil moisture.

Moderate
Moist
Special Benefits
Bog
Dried Flower
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
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