Pontederia cordata

Pickerel Weed, Wampee

These rare aquatic plants grow wild in ponds, streams and bogs in North and South America. They have thick, veined leaves and blue flower spikes. Plant in spring in heavy, fiber-free loam and 1-foot-deep water. The most commonly grown type, Pontederia cordata, is an excellent foliage plant with heart-shaped, glossy, dark green leaves. It is never invasive so it can be mixed with other plants.
Pontederia cordata, Pickerel Weed, Wampee
Holding its flowers well above water, it reaches 4 feet tall. Its large leaves are 10 inches long by 6 inches wide.

Attributes - Pontederia cordata

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Early Summer

Flower Color: Blue, White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 3 ft. to 4 ft.

Width: 4 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Wet Soil. Container Plants.

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