We are offering a few new plants this year and one is the Water Willow (Justicia Americana). This hardy bog plant has flowers that resemble an orchid white with splashes of lavender and purple. The flowers grow in a dense, head-like cluster originating from its slender stalks.
The plant will grow 12 inches to 18 inches high and about 12 inches wide with flowers that start blooming in April and will continue to bloom thru October. It requires part shade to full sun and best when planted 0 - 4" below the water surface but will take up to 2' of water. While it will grow in almost any type of soil its best grown in sandy, sandy loam medium loam and clay loam or clay.
Hardy Zones 4-11 (Can overwinter in pond and doesn't need submerged)
This is a picture of the floating hearts in my pond. The floating heart is a water lily like plant that looks and grows much like a water lily. The miniature size is ideal for small ponds and containers. I planted mine right in my bog area anchored at the rocks edge. It grows freely across the pond water in only a few inches of water.
This is a hardy plant in Zones 5-11. It is very free-flowering and a fast grower with a running spread. It ideally grows in 4-24 inches of water. The leaves are slightly toothed and an even green, sometimes showing a hint of brown throughout the leaves. It will bloom throughout the growing season with little to no care.
You can find floating hearts here.