February 1, 2023
pickerel weed

Pickerel weed

Pontederia cordata is part of the Pontederiaceae family of plants. They also call it Pickerel Weed or Heart-leaved Pickerel Weed. It is a marginal habitat perennial. Pontederia cordata is native to North America, the Caribbean, and south all the way to Argentina. It is a deciduous, clump-forming herbaceous perennial that needs full sun.

It flowers on small erect spikes. The flowers are violet-blue and tubular. Pontederia cordata flowers in late summer. Once flowers get to the seed-stage, the stems bend to get submerged.

 Pontederia cordata pickerel weed
Pontederia cordata or also called Pickerel weed

How to grow Pontederia cordata:

Pontederia cordata is a wetland plant. Grow it in the 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
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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