Water Willow

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Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Year Round

Reviews (3)

  • 5
    Water Willow

    Posted by Deann Holloway on 22nd Aug 2019

    these are amazing

  • 5
    Decodon Verticillstus

    Posted by Sheila Colton on 15th Aug 2019

    These are so remarkable. Got a lot of compliments on them. Very easy to grow and care for.

  • 5
    Decodon Verticillstus

    Posted by Kyle Bass on 15th Aug 2019

    These look beautiful around the edge of my pond.

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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.

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Ships Year Round


Decodon Verticillstus- Water Willow

Water Willow is a perennial herb plant with leaf-covered stems and woody stalks. Water willows have opposite-facing or “whorled” leaves. It grows best in swampy areas with still water or very slow streams. Water willow is native to eastern parts of North America and Canada, but the fossil record shows that it once thrived in northern Mexico and parts of Europe. These plants grow in clusters and thickets, but the stems can grow up to 8 feet high. On average most groups reach 2 to 4 feet tall. Water willow grows best in sunlight with partial shade in wet areas about 6 to 12 inches deep. The plants thrive in the USDA Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, which is mostly made up of the eastern half of the US. From July to September, the plant produces bunches of bell-shaped flowers that range from deep pink to purple.

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Decodon Verticillstus- Water Willow plant produces many seeds that spread quickly and are eaten by water birds. However, its primary form of spreading is through a cloning system. Stems of the plant that lean over into shallow water can sprout roots and start a brand new plant. These develop stronger root systems than seedlings and can survive harsher conditions, allowing the plant to spread over the water or stay clustered to the shoreline. Though this is an effective way to cover, this plant is relatively uncommon though not exactly rare.

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The plant is suitable for the environment in that it attracts bees, butterflies, fish, and birds .

Decodon Verticillstus- Water Willow

   The Water Willow Plant is a species of perennial wildflower that is native to Illinois. This species most often found in wetland areas that are close to streams and shallow bodies of water. With that said, these plants survive best in areas with full or partial sun and very wet soil. The best soil type to the Water Willow is sandy or gravelly and should have excess water that is roughly 3 inches deep. 

When it comes to appearance, the Water Willow Plant is a light green species that blooms small flowers that look similar to those of an orchid. The flowers can range in color anywhere from pale lavender to dark purple. 

 This species is reasonably simple to plant as well as maintain. It is recommended to use a planting bag or even a floating planting container due to the need for a wet soil environment. Once the Water Willows planted, it requires little maintenance. Just ensure that the planting container is filled with water to prevent the plants from wilting. 

 These are the best fit for a pond or stream garden setting. Water Willow often placed at the edge of a garden pond for added decor and to prevent soil erosion.

Water Willow Plant 

The Water Willow Plant typically grows near streams and other water sources. The plant can reach heights of about three feet. You'll usually find the Water Willow Plant in clusters as it tends to thrive off of the nutrients of the same type of plant. When looking at the plant, you'll see that there are thin white lines throughout the stem and the leaves of the branches. The branches usually don't extend farther than a few inches, staying close to the stalk of the plant as it grows in height. 


 Leaves on the Water Willow Plant resemble those that you would see on the tree of the same name. The plant typically grows in the spring and summer months beginning in May and then hibernating in September or October. Flowers that grow on the plant tend to stay near the base because of the abundance of water in this area of the plant. There are usually five petals on each white and purple flower. It only takes a few weeks for the plant to begin growing after seeds have dispersed. If there are any parts of the plant submerged in the water source where it's growing, then the plant often acts as a food source for invertebrates that are in the water.

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