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Rush Pickerel - Perennial Marginal Pondeteria cordata Pond

Rush Pickerel  Perennial Marginal

Notable traits of the Rush Pickerel Pond: Perennial Marginal (Pondeteria cordata)
Latin Name: Pondeteria cordata
Common Name: Rush Pickerel
Description: The Pickerel Rush also known as Pickerel Weed Pickerelweed and Wampee is named after the Italian botanist Giulio Pondeteria Shiny green spearshaped foliage with distinctive swirling send up spikes of soft blue flowers reaching to tall or slightly more The flower spikes grow from leaf bracts at the top of stems The plant adapts from very shallow water to depths of up to Plant the Pickerel Rush in a gallon or larger pot to accommodate strong and plump roots The pot should be placed in sun to part shade and the plant will bloom in late spring through early autumn Divide plants in spring while pruning away the rotting portions from the previous year Stolon cuttings may be taken in summer and started or a new plant may be started from fresh seeds collected in late summer and planted
Flower: June August
Light Needs: Full Sun to Part Shade
Specialized Care: Needs to grow in water less than inches deep or in very moist soil Full sun Plant in containers to control spread
Zone: 4 - 11
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