Dwarf Horsetail Equisetum scirpoides 3x 9cm Pots
If you’re looking for a good, hearty grass which will not only survive the winter, but look great while all year round, this hardy horsetail is the perfect solution. Will grow either in boggy soil or in 5cms water.
- Foliage Colour: green
- Max. spread: 200cm
- Uses: beds, borders, bogs, pond margins
- Exposure: sheltered
- Habit: clump forming
- Hardiness: very hardy
- Rate of Growth: vigorous
Grow in fertile soil with partial shade or on the edge of your pond up to a depth of 5cm of water.
This plant is suitable for zones 1 & 2 of a pond.
- Light Requirements: partial shade
- Soil Requirements: chalky, clay, loamy
- Moisture Requirements: wet, boggy, poorly drained
Caring and Maintenance:
Pull out rooted stems/suckers in March and plant in either the spring or the autumn. Ensure that horsetail is planted in boggy soil and controlled should it become too vigorous.
A perennial is a plant that lives for more than two years. Perennials are flowering plants which grow and bloom over the spring and summer and then die back every autumn and winter. They typically grow structures that allow them to adapt to living from one year to the next through a form of vegetative reproduction rather than seeding. Perennial plants often have deep, extensive root systems which can hold soil to prevent erosion, capture dissolved nitrogen before it can contaminate ground and surface water, and outcompete weeds. They grow very well in conditions that are poor in resources due to their earlier emergence in the spring, and the development of larger root systems which can access water and soil nutrients deeper in the soil.