• Equisetum scirpoides
  • Equisetum scirpoides
  • Equisetum scirpoides

Equisetum scirpoides

Dwarf Horsetail, Dwarf Scouring Rush, Dwarf Scouring Rush Horsetail
Size: ex 9cm pot

Availability: In stock

£5.99

Quick Overview

  • Diminutive Horsetail
  • Elegant good-looks and undemanding requirements
  • Ideal as a container-grown specimen
  • Fully hardy
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Description

Equisetum scirpoides, Dwarf Horsetail, is the smallest of the horsetails with diminutive unbranched stems that have a wavy appearance as they zizag between segments. Like the much larger Equisetum hyemale, it is an evergreen perennial and remains attractive throughout the year. It has a vigorous habit and like all members of this genus, its growth should be restricted by growing it in a container. Equisetums that are grown in the ground run the risk of spreading throughout the garden. By growing it in a container, you show this curious survivor from a prehistoric lineage in its best light where it can be admired without the anxiety that it will run rampant.

Equisetum scirpoides is a spore-bearing pteridphyte and fertile stems produce small, erect, sharp-pointed, black, cone-shaped, strobili at their tips.

Additional Information

Order Equisetales
Family Equisetaceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms Hippochaete scirpoides
Geographical Origin Canada, USA, Greenland, Northern Europe, Russia, Japan
Cultivation Full sun, semi-shade or shade. Prefers damp soil although a dry spot will help to check its vigourous root system. Best as a container specimen. Contained in an attractive pot or bowl not only prevents it from spreading but sets it of to its best advantag
Eventual Height 15-35cm
Eventual Spread 0.5 m - Don't let it spread! Keep it is a container
Hardiness Fully hardy evergreen perennial

Equisetum scirpoides

Dwarf Horsetail, Dwarf Scouring Rush, Dwarf Scouring Rush Horsetail
Size: ex 9cm pot

Availability: In stock

£5.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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