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Pontederia cordata /Pickerel Weed

Pontederia cordata  / Pontederia cordata
A water garden colony of the white flowering pickerel weed
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A water garden colony of the white flowering pickerel weed

Close-up image of the foliage and flower spikes

This is a very popular water garden plant that blooms throughout the summer

Pickerel weed growing in its favored natural habit on the edge of water

Spikes of handsome blue flowers and arrow-shaped leaves

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Scientific Name: Pontederia cordata
Common Name: Pickerel Weed
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Blue
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: An aquatic or marsh plant with a cluster of arrow shaped, dark green leaves. Will grow in water, but in shallow water to about 6 inches deep. However, it can not stand long exposures to prolonged flooding until it is well established. Its main landscape use is in water or bog gardens.