Mare's Tail

A cute creeping aquatic plant.
Common name : Mare's Tail
Scientific name : Hippuris vulgaris
Family : Rosaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Sun loving
Sun loving
Extra water
Extra water
Hippuris vulgaris - mare's-tail - is a common aquatic plant of Eurasia and North America. It is a creeping, perennial herb, found in shallow waters and mud flats, with a preference to non-acidic waters. It roots underwater, but most of its leaves are above the water surface.

Sowing & planting



Water needs
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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 7a
Height 15 - 45
pH 6 - 8

Plant my mare's tail

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my mare's tail

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

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