Horse Tail Grass

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$11.99
Height At Maturity
Under 10 Feet
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Full Sun,
Usage
Flower Gardens & Beds, Ponds & Water Gardens,
Usage
Flower Gardens & Beds, Ponds & Water Gardens,

Reviews (1)

  • 4
    Healthy and still alive

    Posted by Amber on 10th May 2016

    I received this healthy plant quickly and am satisfied.

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

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Ships Year Round

Description

Horsetail Grass - Equisetum hyemale

Horsetail Grass
 
Horse Tail Grass - Equisetum hyemale. Horsetail grass, native to North America, Asia and Europe, grows in colonies of 2- to 6-foot tall, single-stemmed shoots. It is not a true grass at all. Horsetail grass is considered a "living fossil", having descended from huge tree-like plants that thrived during the Paleozoic Era some 400 million years ago. Its main gardening use is as as ground cover in wet areas. Horsetail grass is a lovely addition to any landscape. It also has a medicinal qualities, being used for bone health, stone removal and lowering blood glucose levels

Horse Tail Grass is named for its close resemblance to the hairs of a horse’s tail.

It is also known as scouring rush and snake grass. It is a reed-type plant that is similar in appearance to bamboo. However, several differences make horsetail stand out as an ornamental plant. Where bamboo is woody and grows very tall, horsetail is soft and only reaches four feet in height at most. That makes it a better option for many yards and gardens where space is limited. Horsetail grows as thin green stalks that are segmented by black rings. The deep green coloring of the stalks gives it a tropical appearance and makes it stand out in a garden. It sprouts from the soil in the spring and lasts until the winter when it dies to the ground. When spring returns, the reedy plant regrows from its roots again.

Horse Tail Grass spreads quickly and is best planted in an area where it has room to grow.

It can also be planted in containers to prevent it from spreading and highlight its stylish appearance. Many gardeners enjoy showing their horsetail off in a decorative bowl on their deck or near their pool. Others prefer to plant it as a screen, hedge, or groundcover. It can continue spreading indefinitely if it is not contained. This plant prefers acidic soil but can also be successful in sandy soil or clay. It is a tolerant plant as long as it has plenty of water. It is rarely bothered by pests and requires minimal maintenance.

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Horse Tail Grass

 

 

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