Horsetail Plants

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Horsetail Plants

This is the Equestrium Hymale variety, also called field horsetail. It is a perennial medicinal & landscape plant.

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This native plant is used around ponds and in the landscape where an evergreen 2-3 tall grass is useful. It spreads like mint, so put in a container or closed space or where it can spread naturally.

It was used in colonial times as a scouring rush to polish silver and pewter. It is very high in silica making it useful for bones, joints and hair as well as in soils. A tea can be made with it to help in fungal problems in plants. It is similar as Equestrium arvense in this but grows better in sandy soils.

All of our seed offerings were grown here. We have been seed savers for 20 years. Our seeds are packaged in original art packets, hand folded with 100% recycled paper. Instructions for growing are not on the packs but are on the listing under seed template. Books on gardening as well as many catalogs carry general information on growing seeds. I am available by e-mail or phone to answer any growing questions as well. You won't find that service from many sources of seeds. The shipping on our orders also includes the processing and handling charges which is also less or equal to most seed companies. Remember we hand pack each order and drive from the farm to the post office to ship your order. I go every other day so I also have time to garden.


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