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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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Water Willow- Justicia Americana
Water Willow - Justicia americana. In nature, this perennial plant grows alongside rivers and lakes. In fact, this plant prefers wet soil and partial sun and can grow in sandy and clay soil. They typically grow to be about three feet tall and long, narrow leaves. When it flowers, the blossoms resemble orchids with their five-petal shape and white and violet coloration. The flowers bloom from April to October. In the North America, this plant can be found as far south as Florida, as far north as Quebec, as far east as New York state, and as far west as Texas.
The easy to grow Water Willow plant adds an airy touch to the garden.
Flowing off of each light green stem are wispy, medium green leaves that display a distinctive long white vein running down their center offering a soft contrasting color scheme and a wispy feel when the slightest breeze lifts their slender branches to your garden.Adding a graceful touch to these breezy plants are the beautiful white flowers that rest atop the long willowy stems. Each flower is graced with light lavender to deep purple and sometimes almost black spots, which are scattered on the tips of each petal, adding, even more, beauty to this perennial. Because the flowers continuously bloom throughout the summer months until early fall, this plant not only offers long-lasting beauty it also attracts butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden.An easy to care for the plant, the Water Willow has a rhizomatous root system that allows it to quickly multiply without the need of the gardener's consistent attention. Situated amongst dense plants, this perennial can give a more spacious feel to the garden.American Water Willow prefers to be planted standing water or sandy soil to grow correctly. American Water Willow flowers begin to bloom in the early parts of summer and are found in pretty violet and purple colors. They are located at the edges of lakes marches swamps and event streams. They prefer standing water or sandy soil to grow correctly and add a great structure and splash of color to any water garden.A plant like this is also a great plant to use for preventing soil erosion.
Water Willows also produce a mild but sweet aroma which can complement the scents offered by other fragrant water flowers.