Origin: US Native
Other Common Names: Lance-Leaf Pickerel Weed
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 12” to 36”
Spacing: 15” to 18”
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
USDA Zone: 3a-9b
Germination: Fall plant or cold stratify at 40F for 1 month, then move to 70F. Some seeds may take two seasons to sprout.
Seeds Per Oz: 500
One of the more showy aquatic plants, the 'Pickerel Rush' is an indispensable wildflower for your wetland planting. Glossy, arrow-head shaped leaves can be used in salads, the foliage also providing shelter for various species of fish, particularly Pickerel. Showy spikes of tiny blue tubular flowers attract bees and butterflies, and later give way to seeds edible by both wildlife and humans. With a long blooming season of around five months, this native plant is a favorite for those naturalizing swamps and ponds.
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Note: Many wildflowers can grow in areas outside of their natural range.
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