Dwarf Horsetail, Bushy Horsetail.
- Approximate height: 15cm (6 inches)
- Recommended water depth over crown of plant: 0 - 3cm (0 - 1 inch)
- Flower: None
- Supplied bare root
The smallest living horsetail, this unusual plant is actually an aquatic fern and is an evergreen perennial, with slender, black-barred stems that remain on the plant all year round. It has much smaller and more delicate foliage than the other horsetails, and is also clump-forming and non invasive - it requires no real maintenance other than thinning out dead stems in spring. This makes it useful for winter interest in a small pond, barrel, or tub garden, especially in shady areas. It is sometimes advertised (incorrectly) as a British native species, but is in fact native to northern Eurasia and America.
We recommend starting your Equisetum scirpoides off in a pot of 1 litre capacity. Read more on how to pot and care for your plant here.