Royal Pickerel (Pontederia dilatata)

A striking specimen with a perfectly upright habit. Royal Pickerel has dense, tall lavender flowers all summer long.

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Description

Royal Pickerel is a stunning specimen with striking colors.

Pickerel in general – including Royal Pickerel and standard Pickerel Rush – are some of the most popular plants for water gardens in the United States. Whereas standard Pickerel only grows to 2 to 3 feet tall, Royal Pickerel can climb to a height of 4 to 5 feet.

Royal Pickerel’s blooms match its size. Its gorgeous lavendar flowers grow to 4 to 6 inches tall and sit atop gorgeous upright green stems. They attract bees and butterflies like crazy, adding even more color to your garden.

Royal Pickerel craves full sun and works well in just about any body of water large enough to contain it. (For water gardeners, we recommend a pond of at least 40 square feet.) It thrives in shallow water – 3 to 6 inches deep – but can also do well submerged as far as 1 to 3 feet.

Looking for a companion plant? Royal Pickerel pairs well with gorgeous pink or red Hibiscus flowers, as well as beautifully striped Variegated Sweet Flag.

FlowerLavender
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone7
Height4-5 Feet
SpreadN/A
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 9 Inches Deep)

Additional information

Flower

Lavender

Bloom Time

Summer

Hardiness Zone

7

Height

4-5 Feet

Spread

N/A

Exposure

Full Sun to Part Shade

Where to Plant

Moist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 9 Inches Deep)

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