Pontedara cordata

£4.80

Pickerelweed

Choice plant for any pond. Striking, glossy, heart-shaped leaves with blue delphinium-like flowers much loved by bees and butterflies.

Description

Pontedaria cordata forms a striking clump of deep green leaves and bright cerulean blue flower stems.  No wonder it has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit!

Top tip: Copes well in areas where water levels fluctuate naturally, with spring flooding and later summer emergence.

Flowers: July/August

Height: 40-70cm

Propagation: Produces very little root and grows from a bulbous rhizome that produces shoots that can be cut off together with part of the rhizome and potted on.

Depth of water over the soil: 05-15cm

Planting: Plant into 5lt or 10lt planting crate using heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic compost.