Equisetum Hyemale

Botanical Name:

Equisetum hyemale

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of direct sun per day
Soil
Occurs in wet places, including pond margins, swamps, floodplains and ditches.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Plant Type

Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Native Plant, Water Plant, Herb

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Flower

Brownish pollen cones at the tip of spikes, Not a flowering plant. Reproduces by spores contained within sporangia borne on peltate sporophylls.

Benefits
Ornamental

Bog or pond area, Water garden, Erosion control. Often grown in Japanese-style gardens, at the edge of ponds and in the margins of ornamental water gardens.

Taxonomy

Order

Equisetales

Family

Equisetaceae – Horsetail family

Genus

Equisetum L. – horsetail


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