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Pickerelweed

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$4.99
Ships
Year Round
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Exposure
Sun & Shade, Full Sun,
Exposure
Sun & Shade, Full Sun,
Bloom Color
Purple/Lavender,
Bloom Season
Summer, Fall,
Bloom Season
Summer, Fall,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Usage
Deer Resistant, Flowering, Ponds & Water Gardens,
Usage
Deer Resistant, Flowering, Ponds & Water Gardens,
Usage
Deer Resistant, Flowering, Ponds & Water Gardens,

Reviews (1)

  • 3
    Waiting on growth

    Posted by Geronomo on 13th May 2016

    It was just small plants, so I am waiting on it to sprout and grow.

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

Pickerelweed - Pontederia cordata

Pickerelweed is a North American native, monocotyledonous aquatic plant. This plant grows in a variety of wetlands in a vast range from eastern Canada south to Argentina. They become 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. The Pickerel Weed Plant is pleasing to look at and provides a pop of color to any garden area! This large plant has small spikes of deep blue flowers and long, heart-shaped leaves. It stands about three feet tall with the flower spikes being about 6 inches. It will thrive and become a lush plant with many blooming flowers very quickly. The only requirement they have is that they do not dry out. Just water and your garden will be popping with color! This flowering plant multiplies very quickly; you can separate plants to keep it from growing too large. The Pickerel Weed Plant provides nectar for bees and butterflies.

Pickerelweeds also contains a seed that is edible!

It can be eaten straight off the plant, or mixed in granola, bars, and many other recipes! The young leaves are also edible and are tasty in a fresh salad. This facility is not only very pleasing to the eye, but it also adds healthy seeds and greens to your diet. With its large blue flowers and the way it attracts colorful butterflies, it creates an environment that is very pleasing to the eye!
Pickerelweed - Pontederia cordata
Pickerelweed is a winter aquatic plant that flowers best in muddy shallow ponds with full sunlight; these plants can also grow in tubs or containers that mimic the muddy ponds. Their hardy planting zones are 3-10 for the USDA. These plants grow between 2 to 4 ft tall. Due to the plant's ability to thrive in ponds and swamps, they become best in locations like Texas, Florida and all the way to the south of Canadian province Nova Scotia. The Pickerel-weed is a sizeable aquatic plant with broad green leaves and beautiful tubular shaped pastel blue flowers with small edible seeds. The flowers grow from a long 3 to 6-inch stem. 

Pickerelweeds take about five months to develop from June to October.

 

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 Pickerelweed

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