Pickerel Weed


Pickerel weed is a member of the water-hyacinth family.
Pickerel weed is a member of the water-hyacinth family.

Pickerel weed can be invasive under certain circumstances, as its name suggests. In addition, its seeds are toxic when ingested.

Thick spikes of small periwinkle-blue flowers appear in summer among shiny, dark green leaves. An excellent selection for planting in the sun near the margin of a pond, it combines well with other aquatic plants and adds a welcome dash of beautiful color.

Pickerel Weed Quick Facts

Scientific Name: Pontederia cordata

Common Name: Pickerel weed

Plant Type: Perennial

Growing Zones for Pickerel Weed: Hardy to zone 3

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