Pontaderia cordata

Pickerelweed

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Pickerelweed is a vigorous deciduous herbaceous perennial native to southern wetlands.  The glossy arrow-shaped leaves rise well above the water surface and the densely packed soft blue flowers bloom on erect stems in summer through fall. Following the flowers are edible seeds with distinctive toothed ridges.  Flowers best in full sun and rich wet soils. 

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

2’-4’

Spread: 

1.5’-2’

Spacing: 

1.5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3-7

Culture: 

Full Sun, Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

Blue

Season of Interest:

SummerFall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance.  Watch for spider mites.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized AreasNative Gardens, Wildlife GardensPonds and Streams, Water Gardens, and containers. 

COMPANION PLANTS: Japanese Iris, Cardinal Flower, Swamp Sunflower

 

Image: Cephas, Pontederia cordata 4 PP, CC BY-SA 3.0

 

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