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Water celery wonderful in woodland setting

Posted by Karen_mcgaffney 5BOH (My Page) on
Sun, May 15, 05 at 21:48

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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RE: Water celery wonderful in woodland setting

What is water celery?


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RE: Water celery wonderful in woodland setting

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


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RE: Water celery wonderful in woodland setting

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


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RE: Water celery wonderful in woodland setting

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.


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RE: Water celery wonderful in woodland setting

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


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