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Pontederia cordata

Pickeral Weed

Long heart-shaped leaves. The spike of deep blue flowers bloom in succession from the bottom up, prolonging the flowering period for several days. An emergent aquatic with leaves and flowers above water and portions of the stem under water, it is found typically in shallow, quiet water. Excellent for absorbing nutrients from water and improving water clarity. This is a common species for bio-purification systems. The seeds can be eaten like nuts and the young leaf-stalks cooked as greens or raw as salad greens.

Height: 18-24 in
Width: 18-24 in
Soil Conditions: Moist
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Time: June,July,August,September,October
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 10
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Characteristics & Attributes for Pontederia cordata

Attributes

Emergent

Attracts Wildlife

Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Wildlife

Plant Habit

Mound

Light Conditions

Sun to Part Shade

Native Plant Community

Wetland

Bloom Time

June
July
August
September
October

Flower Color

Blue

Flower Hue

Medium

Flower Type

Spike

Foliage Color

Green

Leaf Texture

Coarse

Flower Form

Single

Growth Rate

Average

Origin

Greater Midwest