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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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Justicia Americana- Water Willow, or just water willow, grows up to a maximum height of only over three and one-quarter feet tall
The water willow is an emergent aquatic plant, meaning that it can stand on its own out of the water and does not require water to hold it upright. Despite its name, it is not closely related to willows. However, it does have similar looking leaves and grow near water, as willows do, which is how it got the name. Justice Americana has multiple stalks about one-quarter of an inch in thickness, with six inches, sword-shaped, medium green leaves at regular intervals.
Justicia Americana- Water Willow
Leaves may be single protrusions or may be paired on either side of the growth segment. Each leave is only about an inch in width. The cluster flowers of the water willow are on long, thin stems, which are much smaller in diameter than the stalks that hold the leaves. The flowers themselves, which somewhat resemble tiny orchids, range in color from white to shades of pink, purple and violet. The plants bloom from April to October. This plant grows best in the moist or wet soil, particularly near or under water, and it prefers sandy loam or clay in which to build.
Justicia Americana- Water Willow can be found all along the east coast of the United States as far west as Kansas and as far south as Florida, and ranging north as far as into Quebec and Ontario, Canada. The water willow is food for the Texas Crescentspot butterfly but is considered goose resistant and mildly deer resistant. It is a colonizing plant, using underground stems to spread across the available area. A single colony over time can grow over an area as large as one thousand square feet. It is excellent at erosion control and also does well in areas with frequent water fluctuation.