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Equisetum hyemale - Water Horsetail, Rough Horsetail, Dutch Rush

Regular price £3.95

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  • Approximate height: 90cm (36 inches) 
  • Recommended water depth over crown of plant: 0 - 15cm (0 - 6 inches)
  • Flower: None
  • Supplied bare root

A British native species, still sometimes known by its old name of Equisetum japonica. This unusual marginal plant has sturdy vertical stems ringed with black bands, resembling bamboo, and can reach up to a metre high in sheltered locations. It is evergreen in all but the hardest weather and useful for giving winter interest to the pond, especially in a native pond. It spreads by underground stems, but unlike its weedy garden cousins, it is slow-growing and will not take over the pond. For the best appearance, trim off any damaged stems in spring when the new shoots come through. . 

We recommend starting your Equisetum hyemale off in a pot of  1 litre capacity. Read more on how to pot and care for your plant.