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Products > Hippuris vulgaris (Aquatic)
 
Hippuris vulgaris (Aquatic) - Mare's Tail
  

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Category: Aquatic Plant
Family: Hippuridaceae
Origin: Circumboreal
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Insignificant
Bloomtime: Not Significant
Height: 1 foot
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Aquatic
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Hippuris vulgaris (Aquatic) (Mare's Tail) - Spreads by creeping rhizomes with upright stems that reach 6 to 12 inches tall that have hair-like leaves that radiate horizontally, much like a bottle cleaner brush. The white summer-blooming flowers are small and are barely visible to the naked eye. Grows quickly in full sun to part shade. Tolerates very cold climates - hardy down to USDA Zone 4 and is easily propagated by divisions or stem cuttings. Perfect choice for a marginal or can be submerged in an aquarium. Has a similar appearance to Parrot's Feather, Myriophyllum aquaticum but is more upright. The name for the genus comes from the Greek word 'ippouris' (or hippouris) which means "horse-tailed" and the specific epithet is from the Latin word for "ordinary" or "common".  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Hippuris vulgaris.
 
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