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  • Eventual height: 1.5m
  • Eventual spread: 1m

Equisetum ramosissimum var. japonicum

Dutch rush

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9cm pot £9.99
  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Depth of water: 0-40cm (0-16in)
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Height above surface: 1.2m (4ft)
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A large horsetail that has hollow stems that are furrowed and green with black bands that give it a bamboo-like appearance. The male plant bears a brownish pollen cone at the tip and the female has spikelet-like growths at their tips. Great for providing all-year interest and it contrasts well with broad-leaved bog plants. As it's extremely vigorous, it should not be used in small ponds and the barbed roots may puncture pond liners.

  • Garden care: Contain in an aquatic planting basket lined with hessian. Before planting apply a 2.5cm (1in) top-dressing of pea shingle or gravel to prevent the top layer of the planting medium from clouding the water. Prune out dried and brown stems in spring.
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