Pontederia cordata or Pickerel Weed

Pontederia cordata also called Pickerel Weed or Heart-leaved Pickerel Weed is part of the Pontederiaceae. A marginal habitat perennial it flowers with small erect spikes of violet-blue tubular flowers in late summer. Once flowers get to seed-stage the stems bend to get submerged.

Pontederia cordata is native to North America and the Caribbean and south all the way to Argentina, it is a wetland plant. It is a deciduous, clump-forming herbaceous perennial that needs full sun. Plant Pontederia cordata in shallow water in rich but poorly-drained soil. You can propagate by seeds or division in spring.

Pontederia cordata
Pontederia cordata
 Pontederia cordata pickerel weed
Pontederia cordata or also called Pickerel weed
pickerel weed
Pickerel weed
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heart-leaved pickerel weed
Heart-leaved pickerel weed at St Lawrence Jewry garden next to Guildhall.

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I am a flower enthusiast and a gardener at heart. Ever since childhood I loved reading about plants and started gardening at an early age. First by helping my father in the garden and later managing a large garden myself in my teen years. I planted and cared for a large number of plants, flowers, and trees both outdoors and in a greenhouse. To this day I enjoy visiting gardens and parks and learning about new and old specimens and varieties of plants.
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