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Alisma (Water-Plantain) & Pontederia (Pickerel Weed)

Water-Plantains and Pickerel Weed are not closer related perennial aquatic plants with beautiful, intense lilac-blue flower heads (Pontederia cordata) or small whitish-rose flower in losely branching racemes (Alisma lanceolata) above narrow arrow-shaped, light green leaves. They are native of shallow waters throughout North and South America, respectively Eurasia. All are easily cultivated in a humus rich soil at the edge of a pond or in waterfilled pots.
Sow seeds on receipt flat in any humus rich soil. Keep soil always completely wet and pots in a sunny, protected spot outside. Transplant as soon as seedlings are strong enough. Both Alisma lanceolata and Pontederia cordara are very fast growing and if sowed in mid spring they may flower in summer already.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
20 seeds per package.
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Alisma lanceolata (Lanceolate-leafed Water-Plantain)

Alisma lanceolata (Lanceolate-leafed Water-Plantain)

20 (40)cm, Lanceolate-leafed Water-Plantain is an aquatic herbaceous perennial with narrow arrow-shaped leaves and a losely branching, filigree spike with very small, whitish-rose flowers. It is native of wetlands and in shallow fresh waters throughout Eurasia and has been naturalized in many parts of the world. It is easily cultivated in any humus rich soil always saturated with water or at the edge of a pond or watercourse. Will grow well in large plastic pots filled with humus rich soil topped by some 10cm of water: create your own small pond on a terrace or balcony ! V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package9512 € 0,99*
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Pontederia cordata (Pickerel Weed)

Pontederia cordata (Pickerel Weed)

20 (40)cm, Pickerel Weed is an aquatic perennial with broad arrow-shaped leaves and a terminal dense spike with showy bright blue flowers. It is native of wetlands and in shallow fresh waters from the USA (Minnesota and Nova Scotia, southward to Texas and Florida) to South America (Argentina). It is easily cultivated in any humus rich soil always saturated with water or at the edge of a pond or watercourse. Will grow well in large plastic pots filled with humus rich soil topped by some 10cm of water: create your own small pond on a terrace or balcony ! V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4670 € 2,99