Water Willow

  • Water Willow
  • Water Willow

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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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Water Willow - Justicia Americana 

Water willows or Justicia Americana's are aquatic flowers commonly found in North America. Water willows are often used as food by ducks, fish, deer, reptiles, and other similar animals in the wild. These plants are considered perennial because it has the ability to live up to two years or longer compared to most plants that are seasonal. Water willows produce underground stems called slender rhizomes that allow them to grow large colonies. Since this plant lives longer than most plants similar in size, they have the ability to sustain its colonies for longer periods of time. These colonies can grow over a thousand square feet. They are often found in large ribbons around the waterfront or shorelines of lakes and streams; these often appear as mats due to their dense roots. 

 Water Willow is a great plant for wetland areas

 This plant is found on the outskirts of the United States from places like Vermont to Texas. They are also found in Canada in the northern parts of Quebec and Ontario. They are mainly found in the Mid-West to the East coast. Water willows often grow in shallow waters on the sides of rivers and streams where the land riffles. These plants must stay in moist or wet soil. These plants grow best in sunny to partially sunny areas. They can thrive in USDA Zone 3a to 10b, depending on the temperature. Water willows alone can grow any time of year except winter. This plant has the ability to grow 2 to 4 ft tall.

 

 Often, though the Water willows can grow most of the year, they bloom flowers from May to October or June to September, depending on the location; Water Willows often grow white flowers with purple inner trim. Their flowers grow about a ½ inch in diameter and branch from long thin stems. Water willows are part of the Acanthus family which contains more than two thousand related species. This family ranges from herbs to small trees and bushes.

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