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Equisetum scirpoides - Dwarf Horsetail, Bushy Horsetail

Regular price £3.95

  • Approximate height: 15 - 20cm (6 - 8 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.