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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
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 provides 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 receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone- The Water Willow is found in North America in zones 3-9
From Texas to Ontario, the Water Willow grows. It is well populated in states like Alabama and Arkansas.
Bloom Season- Depending on location, the Water Willow blooms between May through October with general peak times in June and July.
Bloom Color- The Water Willow blooms a simple flower with different parts. The upper lip is a light purple with lavender shading while the lower lip is white with purple markings.
Height at Maturity- Beginning as slender rhizomes, the Water Willow eventually grows into large colonies that can take up to 1000 square feet of space. This perennial is generally 12 inches with stems measuring from 50-100 cm high and leaves 8-16 cm long and 8-25 mm wide. Flowers form in small clusters measuring about 1.3 cm across.
Water Willows enjoy aquatic environments and thrive in sandy to gravelly soils.
They also grow in shallow parts of streams and even in muddy sections of ponds and lakes.
Sun or Shade- Found in sunny areas, but do require part shade.
The Water Willow is a shrublike wildflower but does not have a woody makeup when mature.
Found in wetlands throughout North America, this wildflower is a member of the Acanthaceae family. The Acanthaceae family contains 2500 species, the Water Willow being a herbaceous perennial. It spreads in colonies on the edges of streams and ponds. Not only does the Water Willow attract butterflies and other insects, but it also provides shelter for snakes and protection to fish laying eggs. This flowering plant has an upper flower with nectar guidelines and three-lobed lower petals that grow in groups. The Water Willow's flower form above willowlike leaves. Generally, the Water Willow lives in native water habitats, but it can also be grown in water gardens.