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Pickerel Rush
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Pickerel Rush (Pondeteria cordata)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Blue
Water Conditions 65-80° F, pH 6.5-7.5
Max. Size 2'
Origin Farm Raised
Family Pontederiaceae
Lighting Natural
Placement Edge
Propagation Rhizome Division, Seeds, Stolons
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Overview

The Pickerel Rush, also known as Pickerel Weed, Pickerelweed, and Wampee, is named after the Italian botanist, Giulio Pondeteria. Shiny, green, spear-shaped foliage with distinctive swirling send up spikes of soft blue flowers, reaching 18 to 24" 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 18".

Plant the Pickerel Rush in a 5-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. Zones 4-11.

Approximate Purchase Size: 12" to 18"

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