Pontederia cordata (Pickerel Weed)


Pontederia cordata, or Pickerel Weed, is a very decorative marsh plant with blue-violet flowers and very useful for the phyto-purification of the pond

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Additional information

Main characteristics

Pontederia cordata is an aesthetically pleasing marsh plant that fits into any pond, from mini-ponds to large lakes, depending on the size of the basket


Throughout the vegetative season it produces spike-shaped inflorescences with blue-violet flowers

Flowering period

June – September

Plant uses

In addition to being very aesthetically pleasing, Pontederia is also very useful for the phyto-purification of water in ponds and natural pools


The seeds are edible raw or cooked, but taste better when roasted. The young leaves and stems can be eaten as a salad, while the older leaves should be boiled

Planting depth

From -5 to -20 cm of depth

Plant height

80/90 cm

Soil to use

Field soil with 2/3 tablets of Osmocote fertilizer near the rhizome


Full direct sun for at least 6 hours in the middle hours of the day

PH tolerated

Acidic, neutral or basic (alkaline): 6 to 8

Frost Resistance

Yes, it withstands very cold temperatures


Native plant of North America

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