Pontederia cordata - pickerel weed- 1Ltr pot plant


Catalogue Code: 5130-6032

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Buy 1 litre pot plant of Pontederia cordata, a perennial pond plant with attractive tropical-looking leaves and bottle-brush purple flowers in summer and autumn

Key Features

  • Loved by pollinators
  • Hardy perennial
  • Prefers full sun
  • Prefers part shade

Pack Contents: 1x 1Ltr pot plant

Height: 90cm. Approx spread 80cm


A robust aquatic plant which puts up dramatic heart-shaped leaves on tall stalks giving ponds a tropical feel. Bottle-brush blue-purple flowers appear in summer and autumn attracting an array of insects.

Grow young plants of Pontederia cordata in spring in boggy conditions by the pond, preferably in full sun. Tropical-looking heart-shaped leaves unfurl followed by tall stems of purple flowers in summer and autumn.

The leaves quickly establish providing excellent shelter for aquatic wildlife like frogs and toads and the pretty flower stems act as a magnet to passing bees.

What’s more it’s fully hardy, so will come back each year stronger and more-established.

Flowers July-September

Height 90cm

Planting Depth 10-20cm

Growing Calendar

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