Horsetail Rush has deep-green, jointed stems that add interest to your water garden setting as well as adding a tropical look. Horsetail Rush has slender stalks that resemble bamboo, with a striking, upright habitat. Horsetail Rush grows by runner and it is best to keep this plant contained in a pot or container. Horsetail Rush adds beauty and an architectural vibe to your water garden setting. This is a perennial herb that reproduces by spores, not seeds. The slender stems on Horsetail Rush do not have leaves or flowers. The tall, slender, rush-like stems look great in highly stylized gardens or at the edge of ponds, adding height and vertical interest. A FAVORITE WITH ARCHITECTS! Horsetail Rush adds character to your water garden setting when planted in pots and planters and placed near your pond or patio!
Average Growing Height Grows 3.5 to 4.5 feet tall
Growing Width 10-14 inch spread per growing season
Sunlight Requirements Full sun to full shade
Moisture Requirements Moist soil to wet with 0 - 3 inches of inches of water over the roots
Zone 4 - 12
Also known by many other common names, such as;
Equisetum_hyemale, aka Dutch Rush, aka Puzzle Plant, aka scouring rush ... there are probably more!
Plant your Horsetail Rush in a 12 inch wide by 12 inch deep container with loam topsoil (not rocks) in the bottom of the container and an inch or so of water above the soil. Giant Horsetail can be planted in containers and placed in shallow water in your pond or simply in containers on your deck, terrace or patio, for an architectural look. Grows well in moist soil and full sun to full shade. Reproduce by spores and runners. It is best to keep roots contained to the pot as these plants like to roam! Very hardy and cold tolerant and hardy in zones 4 - 12