Equisetum hyemale

Horsetail  - Equisetum hyemale
Horsetail  - Equisetum hyemale
Horsetail  - Equisetum hyemale


Equisetum hyemale

Horsetail is a cool modern looking reed-like plant with green sectional upright stems.  Black bands separate the sections creating a rich contrast.  Equisetum maxes out around 5 to 6 feet and will spread vigorously, so consider the area you wish to plant in.  It tends to look best when mass planted in contained areas.  Maintenace-wise, Equisetum looks great when cut even along the top and yields a crisp clean modern look.  Do not plant around livetock or animals that may eat this plant as it contains toxins when ingested.  Native to North America. Hardy to 18 deg. F.

Foliage: Evergreen

Sun Exposure: Sun Or Shade

Water Needs: Moderate

Bloom Season: Na

Mature Height: 4-5'

Mature Width: 4-5'

Attributes: Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Tropical Garden, Zen Garden, Shade Plants, Hedge Plants

Proper planting technique will help your plants thrive! Follow these simple steps to help your plants establish quickly, develop a strong root system, and live longer:

  • Properly dig the hole
  • Amend the soil to suit each particular plant
  • Place the plant and backfill the soil
  • Provide ample water for each particular plant
  • Review our how to plant guide!

For detailed information, please download our planting guides:

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List of delivery zones and rates.
Delivery Zone Delivery Rate
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Zone 2 $89.00
Zone 3 $109.00
Zone 4 $139.00
Zone 5 $179.00
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