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Naturescapes of Beaufort, SC

Equisetum sp. (“Sheldon Shorties” Horsetails) SKU-EQUSHS


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In 2010, I found these little horsetails growing out of a railway bed in Sheldon, Beaufort Co., SC. Originally, I thought they were stunted from herbicides, but they have stayed much shorter (1’2′) and easier to contain than is typical for the species (4′-6′ ) after many years of growth under the same condtions. They thrive in average to wet soil in full sun to part shade. Deer do not eat them, if you allow them to spread among your perennials, they will protect the others from deer browsing. If you want to control them, they do great in containers also. Horsetails were traditionally used medicinally and for scouring pots.

Additional information

Weight 0.33 kg
Dimensions 2.7 × 2.7 × 11.5 in