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Horsetail Rush
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Horsetail Rush (Equisetum hyemele)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Aggressive
Color Form Black, Green
Water Conditions 65-80° F, pH 6.5-7.5
Max. Size 4'
Origin Farm Raised
Family Equisetaceae
Lighting Natural
Placement Edge
Propagation Root division
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The Horsetail Rush, also known as the Scouring Rush, is one of the oldest plants to be used by man. It reaches heights to 4 feet, and is a durable plant. It has jointed, hollow stems that are furrowed and green with black bands that give it a bamboo-like appearance.

Plant in 2-gallon containers in sun to part shade with moist soil to a 2" depth. While the plant remains green year-round, old stems that have died are dried and brown. Prune them out for best plant appearance. This plant can become invasive when planted in soil near a pond or stream. Zones 4-11.

Approximate Purchase Size: 12" to 18"

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Customer Testimonials

Melanie Obendorfer Cypress , TX
I bought one last year and put it next to my pond. It definitely can be invasive and hard to get rid of. I have new growth popping up all over the place but I think this gives the pond a great look!
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