Blue flower spikes above heart shaped leaves on Pontederia cordata (AGM)
Height 60cm (24").
Flowers August - September
Plant Pickerel Weed (Pontederia cordata) with between 10 - 15cm (4" - 6") of water over the top of the basket in a sunny or shaded pond.
Supplied in a 1 litre basket (11cm/4" high)
Suitable for shelf 1 or shelf 2
Pontederia corndata need to be planted deep in the water to protect their crowns in winter from frost or ice on the waters surface. Divide in Spring after 2-3 years growth. Cut back leaf stems of Pontederia as soon as they start to fall in Autumn as they have a high cellulose content that will disperse into the water. The flowers are loved by bees (especially the Bumble bees), hoverflies and butterflies