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Pickerelweed

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$8.99
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Latin Name- Pontederia Cordata Hardy Zone- 3-10 Mature Height- 2-4ft Width- 120mm Sun Or Shade- Full Sun

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Pickerelweed

Pickerelweed - Pontederia cordata. The pickerelweed is an aquatic plant that is part of the water hyacinth family. Its roots and stem are situated beneath the surface of the water, and it has long stems and leaves that rise above the water. The plant may extend up to 3.5 feet beyond the surface of the water. They have a distinctive flowering appearance with elongated purple-blue flower stems that rise several inches above the rest of the leaves on the plant. These flower stems contain several small flowers that grow in rings along the step. Flowers do not bloom all at once, so a stem will retain its flowered appearance for several days at a time. Some rarer variants of pickerelweed may have flowers with either yellow or white petals. The leaves for pickerelweed are a deep green color with a heart-shaped appearance. They are roughly twice as long as they are full, and the lobes are rounded. Pickerelweed primarily grows in shallow water with the minimum current. The plant flourishes in a variety of weather conditions, including both cold and warm temperatures. Due to its sturdiness, pickerelweed can quickly grow to provide coverage over vast areas of water.

The Pickerelweed is a perennial plant with intense green leaves. The leaves can grow up to 7 inches long. The blades of the Pickerelweed are attached to a long petiole that emerges from the roots. Every stem produces a flower spike which is usually a pretty violet-blue color. The Pickerelweed makes a great addition to any landscaping project, and they add just the right amount of color. Each spike can produce 100 or more flowers at varying intervals. The Pickerelweed flowers typically from June through the late fall. The seeds of this plant are edible and quite tasty eaten raw or cooked. It's unique. Pickerelweed is a North American native, monocotyledonous aquatic plant. This plant grows in a variety of wetlands in a broad range from eastern Canada south to Argentina. They grow in rivers and the Everglades. This plant is an emergent plant that is usually in flooded areas, so it is dependent on aerenchyma in the stem to carry oxygen to the roots. It is found in areas where the water level fluctuates.

 

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