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Pontederia cordata

Pickerel Plant

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Pontederia cordata (Pickerel Plant)

The blue-violet flower spikes of this hardy water plant stand out at the edge of a pond or in a small pool from June through October. Large stands make a very showy statement. Glossy green, lance-shaped leaves grow vertically out of the water.

Additional Information:


Height
18-24 Inches

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Spread
18-24 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Blue Violet


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-11

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Lizard's Tail (Saururus cernuus), Water Lily (Nymphaea odorata), Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis), Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

OBL

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)
Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture

High

Special Uses

Bog

Sun Exposure

Medium Sun/Average Shade
Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map