Pontederia cordata - Pickerel Plant

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  • Approximate height: 50cm (20 inches) 
  • Recommended water depth over crown of plant: 8 - 15cm (3 - 6 inches)
  • Flowering time: July to September
  • Flower colour: Blue
  • Supplied in the 9cm pot we grow them in - for best results we recommend potting on using a 2 - 4 litre pot

This American species forms attractive clumps of lush shiny green leaves, topped with blue flower spikes in late summer to autumn. Because it is fairly late up and late to flower when compared with most other pond plants, it is useful for extending the growing season of the pond. So good it has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit (AGM). Like all the pickerel plants, the flowers are very attractive to bees.

If designing a planting scheme, we recommend approximately 1 Pontederia cordata plant per square foot of ground or per linear foot of pond edge. Read more here on how to pot and care for your plant.