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Purple Pickerel Weed ‘Pontederia cordata’

Purple Pickerel Weed ‘Pontederia cordata’

*Please note: All aquatic plants ship bare - root.

Marginal aquatic plant with heart shaped leaves and erect upright clusters of purple flowers.

Foliage interest

Heat tolerant

Water Plant


Plant Type:  Perennial

Height Category:  Medium

Garden Height: 2 - 4 feet

Spacing:  6 - 8 Inches

Spread:  12 - 18 Inches

Foliage Color:  Green

Bloom Color: Purple

Habit:  Upright


Light Requirement:  Full Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Maintenance Category:  Easy

Bloom Time: June - October

Hardiness Zones:  3 — 10 

Water Category:  Aquatic

Uses: Ponds, streams, water features, bog gardens, containers

Maintenance Notes: Set plant roots in spring into mud at the margins of a pond or in containers (rich organic loams) in a water garden under 3-5” of water. Outside of containers, rhizomes can spread rapidly to form colonies under optimum growing conditions. If spread is a concern, grow plants in containers.

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