Chelsea Gold Medal winners for Aquatic Plants 2011 - 2017
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Available to buy today

  • Buy in a 1 litre basket (11cm/4" high)
  • Slender Pickerel Weed (Pontederia cordata lancifolia)
  • Pale blue flower spikes above tall stemmed heart shaped leaves
  • Height 90 - 100cm (36" - 40") Flowers August - September
  • Plant with between 15 - 25cm (6" - 10") of water over the top of the basket in a sunny or shaded pond. Suitable for shelf 2

Pontederia cordata lancifolia (Slender Pickerel Weed) needs to be planted on a deep shelf to protect the crowns in winter. Divide in Spring after 2-3 years growth. Cut back leaf stems in Autumn to above water level as any Pontederia has hollow stems. They have a high cellulose content that will disperse into the water if allowed to rot down. The flowers are loved by bees (especially the Bumble bees), hoverflies and butterflies in late season.

Click here: To see this plant as it looks in the pond in Autumn.

Read how to care for pond plants in Tips and Advice.

<p>Plants for Pollinators</p> <p>Sunny position</p> <p>Partially shaded position</p> <p>Shaded position</p> <p>Suitable for shelf depth 23-44cm (approx 10-17”)</p>

Important delivery information

Plant orders are dispatched to UK destinations only and leave the Nursery on a Monday - Thursday inclusive to avoid the weekend. Your order will be picked in the Nursery and the ready potted plant in its basket or bareroot oxygenator (as specified in the description) will be wrapped that day in damp newspaper and a plastic bag to keep it fresh during transit. Plants will normally be dispatched within a week of our receipt of your order.

All items are then boxed for collection by the courier APC Parcelrite or UKMail that afternoon for expected delivery within 24 hours after despatch (Highlands and Islands excepted)

Please unwrap all plants from their packaging as soon as possible and place in the situations specified on the plant ticket.

Order ValueDelivery Cost
£1.00 - £29.99 £6.00
£30.00 - £99.99 £12.00
£100.00 - £199.99 £24.00
£200+ £36.00

An additional surcharge will be added 
at checkout if your delivery address
is North of Perth (+£10) or an Island 
(+£10 = PO & TR)
(+£25 = Scottish Islands, IM & BT) or 
(+£50 = JE & GY).

Reviews from other Waterside customers

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Elizabeth Scott

May 2017

I'm not very clever with stuff online but your site was easy and delivery seamless and plants looking very happy inspite of the rather cold weather they were met with up here in the North!
Thanks and will recommend you to others.

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H Dobinson

March 2017

This is my second purchase from waterside nursery. The plants are excellent and delivery 1st class. Can definitely recommend this company. I find the news letters very informative.

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