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Horsetail

Equisetum hyemale

Vigorously spreading clumps of cylindrical, gray-green to bright green stems with cream-colored bands accented by black fringe. Stems turn bronze in winter; flowers are cone-like spikes at the stem tips. Adapts to full sun or part shade but thrives in evenly moist soil to standing water (up to four inches).

Leafless stems give architectural appearance
Spreads in boggy sites or standing water

Gardening Suggestions for Horsetail:

Key Characteristics:

Midwest Native
Wet Soil
Height:
24-60 Inches
Spread:
6-18 Inches
Hardiness Zone:
5 - 10

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Soil Moisture Preference
Wet Soil
Inundated
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Green
Habit
Semi-evergreen
Program
Grow Native!
Attributes
Midwest Native
Naturalizing
Rain Gardens and Bioswales
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Mass Planting
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage