Water celery wonderful in woodland setting

karen_mcgaffney(5BOH)May 15, 2005

I planted water celery two years ago with my hostas etc..this year it is awesome!!!it looks like ferns in the garden..and it gets pretty flowers later in the season

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waplummer(Z5 NY)

What is water celery?

    Bookmark   May 17, 2005 at 10:35PM
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dont know theactual name..it does look like celery but is nice groundcover that flowers in summer..maybe someone else can answer your question better

    Bookmark   May 19, 2005 at 1:30PM
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Poochella(7 WA)

Here is a link to two water celeries including a variegated one.
I have read that it takes over in a pond situation, not quite considered invasive in that setting, but close.
Otherwise, it looks like Bishop's Weed to me- pleasant enough( until you have it taking over your universe!)

Here is a link that might be useful: Link to Water Celery photos

    Bookmark   May 21, 2005 at 1:05AM
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mainegrower(Z5b ME)

I think the original post more likely refers to yellowroot - xanthorhiza simplicissima. It does somewhat resemble celery, will grow well in even deep shade and spreads at a modest rate by suckers. Does need more than average moisture.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2005 at 5:28AM
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jgaughran(z6 NY)

Wow, that's so pretty. Am going to look for some. Thanks.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2005 at 11:00PM
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