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Equisetum hyemale

Horsetail Rush

Spreading, rhizomatous, flowerless plants have jointed green stems with a black fringe of scale-like leaves at the joints. Very invasive, grow only in containers to prevent rampant spread. Deer resistant. Suitable for shallow water and raingardens. Native.

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  • Category:Perennial
  • Hardiness Zone:3-11
  • Height:24-60 Inches
  • Spread:12-72 Inches

Prefers full sun to part shade and cool moist to wet soil. Can tolerate standing water up to 4' and heavy, clay soil.

Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Full Sun
Sun/Light Shade
Light Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Foliage Color
Additional Information about Equisetum hyemale

Makes a great architectural plant when it is controlled.