Equisetum hyemale 'var. robustum'

Scouringrush or Giant Horsetail

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  • Strong architectural appeal.
  • Sturdy bamboo like stems, much larger than the species.
  • Evergreen, erect with rough-edged stems;
  • formerly used for scouring utensils.
  • Excellent container plant, in or out of water.
  • Sun/ pt. shade.

Height: 3-8 ft
Spread: 3-8 ft

Zone: 4-9
Color: Non-Flowering

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Native
  • RainGarden
  • Cut Flower/Foliage
  • Great Foliage
  • Erosion control
  • Fast Growing
  • Evergreen
  • Winter interest
  • Water's Edge / Bog Plant


  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Spreads quickly by rhizomes

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Keep Well-Watered
  • Water Garden

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