Pontederia lanceolata (Giant Pickerel Weed)


Pontederia lanceolata, or Giant Pickerel Weed is a very decorative marsh plant similar to Pontederia cordata, but with leaves more elongated

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Additional information

Main characteristics

Pontederia lanceolata is an aesthetically pleasing marsh plant, larger in size than the better-known Pontederia cordata. The leaves are also more elongated


Throughout the vegetative season it produces spike-shaped inflorescences with blue-purple flowers. The inflorescence is longer than that of the common Pontederie

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

Planting depth

From -5 to -20 cm of depth

Plant height

90/100 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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