Equisetum hymale


Barred horsetail

Lovely, tall, dark green stems horizontally striped with black.  An evergreen bamboo like, structural plant that adds interest to your pond even in winter.

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Equisetum hymale affine is a tough evergreen that will readily grow to fill the available space.

Top tip: Be careful to plant into a large enough planting crate as this tall plant is easily blown over by strong winds.

Flowers: Produces spores but no seeds.

Height of plant: 50-90cm from crown.  .

Propagation: Root runners can be divided in the Spring

How to plant:  Plant into a 5lt or 10lt planting basket using heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic Soil and place on a shelf in the pond.  Fill the planting basket to a depth so that the crown of the plant is level with the rim. Hold the plant securely and fill in with soil all around the roots, pressing the soil down very firmly until the planting crate is almost filled to the brim.  For aesthetic purposes, the soil can then be top dressed with no more than 1cm of pea gravel.

Recommended planting depth:  The planting depth for this plant measured from soil surface to water surface and not including any gravel dressing is 5-30cm.