Coontail Plant 3 Plants

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We ship freshly dug bare-root plants, carefully packaged to arrive in excellent condition.

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3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Native Plants
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Full Sun,
Height At Maturity
Under 10 Feet
Year Round
Ponds and Water Gardens,
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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round



Hardy Planting Zone – 3-9
Bloom Season – June through September
Bloom Color – Greenish brown
Height at Maturity – Up to 10 feet
Soil Type Preferred - Underwater plant
Sun or Shade – Part shade and part sun

 The Ceratophyllum demersum or Coontail  is an aquatic or underwater plant found in ponds, lakes, streams, ditches, marshes and is suitable for those who create water gardens.

It is one of the most common aquatic plants found in the United States. It's also found in other parts of the world, such as Canada and Mexico. However, the plant is not confined to just the North America area.

The Coontail, which lives entirely underwater, is straight and flat, but its leaves are needlelike. The plant makes one think of a raccoon's tail, where the name "Coontail" comes from. The plant is somewhat cord-like. However, it is also a flexible plant.

The plant has up to 12 leaves per whorl, and it bears a small amount of small fruit. The fruit is oval, and the fruit, as well as the rest of the Coontail, is wildlife food for species such as ducks. Furthermore, when the plant dies, the decomposition provides food for other species. However, it is not a plant that should be eaten by humans because it is poisonous if ingested.

The Coontail is a perennial plant. It thrives in shallow water to as much as water that is 18 feet deep.

The plant prefers fresh or somewhat brackish water, not saltwater.

Although the plant has no roots, it's found at the bottom of water but is can sometimes float freely in the water.

The Coontail creates fish habitat, improves water clarity, and provides food for species. It also provides cover for small fish from their predators.

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