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Pickerel Plant

Pontederia cordata

The blue-violet flower spikes of this hardy emergent water plant stand out at the edge of a pond or in a small pool from June through October. Large stands make a very showy statement. Glossy green, lance-shaped leaves grow vertically out of the water.

Flower spikes standout at water's edge
Mass plantings are striking

Gardening Suggestions for Pickerel Plant:

Key Characteristics:

Midwest Native
Wet Soil
Butterflies
Height:
18-24 Inches
Spread:
18-24 Inches
Hardiness Zone:
3 - 11

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Soil Moisture Preference
Wet Soil
Inundated
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Habit
Perennial
Program
Grow Native!
MSD (Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District)
Attributes
Edging
Mass Planting
Midwest Native
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage