- Approximate height: 15 - 20cm (6 - 8 inches)
- Recommended water depth over crown of plant: 0 - 3cm (0 - 1 inch)
- Flower: None
- Supplied in the 8cm pot we grow them in - for best results we recommend potting on using a 1 litre pot.
The smallest living horsetail, this unusual plant is actually an aquatic fern. It 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.
If designing a planting scheme, we recommend approximately 12 Equisetum scirpoides plants per square foot of ground, or 4 plants per linear foot of pond edge. Read more here on how to pot and care for your plant.