Easily grown in wet soils or standing water in full sun. Tolerates light shade.
Once established will slowly spread by creeping roots. (I keep mine confined in a container without drainage holes, looks like it needs a bigger one)
Height 1' to 1.5'
To some spiral type rushes are unique and interesting foliage plants whose corkscrew like foliage provides texture and contrast to gardens---to others, it's a little more than a tangled weed.
Equisetum hyemale or Horsetail, Scouring Rush
are remnants of a genus that once included species the size of trees.
Height 1/2 to 5'
Color - black, dark green, green, yellow green to gold
Tolerates heat and humidity
Zones 7 - 10
Part Sun - Full Sun
Water - Normal to Boggy
Again I have this one confined as well.
Very hard to get rid of if planted in the ground. Primitive vascular plants that reproduce by means of spores, also spread via creeping rhizomes with roots that can grow to a depth of 6 foot!
NOTE: Some say it is poisonous to livestock.