High Desert Plant Finder & Guide
Water Celery foliage
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 15 inches
Spread: 30 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4
Other Names: Water Parsley, Java Dropwort
This parsley relative produces beautiful, lacy foliage that is light green, that may be dappled with pink; grown for foliage, flowers are not showy; control by clipping back runners; excellent for hanging baskets or containers; prefers moist site
Water Celery's attractive crinkled ferny leaves remain light green in color throughout the season. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Water Celery is an herbaceous perennial with a low habit of growth, spreading atop the surface of the water. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Water Celery is ideally suited for growing in a pond, water garden or patio water container, and is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
- Water Gardens
- Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
- Bog Gardens
Planting & Growing
Water Celery will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the water, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. As an aquatic plant, it requires a suitable water garden environment and will benefit from special planting and ongoing care practices; consult one of our in-store experts for further details and instructions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings.
Please note: Our Plant Guide is all about plants that will work in the high desert. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a current list of plants in stock on hand at each location or at our farm. We purposely do not sell or ship plants via the internet. Plant questions and availability are best determined in-store.