Rough horsetail

A very popular plant in contemporary garden design, as its tight verticality fits into narrow planting spaces between walkways and walls, and on small balconies.
Common name : Rough horsetail
Scientific name : Equisetum hyemale
Family : Equisetaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Sun loving
Sun loving
Extra water
Extra water
Equisetum hyemale - the rough horsetail - is a species in the fern Division Pteridophyta found in moist habitats, often in sandy or gravelly areas. Equisetum hyemale is a perennial herb with vertical jointed jointed-and-segmented, bamboo-like stems, and tiny leaves joined together around the stem. Equisetum hyemale can be cultivated as an ornamental plant for use in contained garden beds and planters, and in pots.

Sowing & planting



Water needs
Granulométrie plants.granulometry_2
Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 7a
Height 45 - 60
pH 6 - 7

Plant my rough horsetail

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 rough horsetail

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 !

Groww, the plant identification and gardening app