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Horsetail Reed Grass (Equisetum Hyemale)

This species is originally a survivor of the Carboniferous Age in Europe and North America. Horsetail Reed Grass are slender and a beautiful shade of green, giving a “bushy” look reminiscent of a horse’s tail.

Where They Do Well:

Horsetail Reed Grass loves water, so it does really well in ponds or marshy areas. You will see quite a few of these in our designs, around water features or with irrigation systems to keep them well hydrated. They are quite hearty and can put up with a lot of wind and sun.


Dig out any unwanted shoots from the root, and don’t be afraid to be a little rigorous with them.

Projects we've done with Horsetail Reed Grass: