MN Native / Mare’s Tail $

Mare’s Tail

Hippuris vulgaris

 

Hardy Plant Bloody Dock

Soft bottle-brush looking stems rise above shallow water. Great for softening rock edges along a stream or the edge of the pond.   Doesn’t even need to be planted in soil, it will grow tucked into wet gravel. A Minnesota Native version of parrot’s feather, but upright stems are a little taller, and sturdier. Plus, it’s hardy to boot! Can be planted in natural waterways.

Size: 6 to 12 inches

Zone: 2-6

Light: Sun to partial shade