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Looseflower Water Willow
Scientific Name: Justicia ovata (Walter) Lindau
Family: Acanthaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 7-10

Sun Exposure: Part sun

Origin: Southeastern USA from Texas to Virginia, northeastern Mexico

Growth Habits: Perennial, up to 18 inches tall (45 cm); dark green, leaves, up to 4 inches long (10 cm), up to 1 inch wide (2.5 cm)

Watering Needs: Tolerates boggy soils, prefers a soil continuously moist

Propagation: Cuttings or seeds

Endangered in a large part of its range. The "Justicia ovata" used in landscaping is really Justicia candicans.

Blooming Habits:
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