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Questions About Pickerel Plants

Asked by
Debraflinthull on
September 27, 2014

Q. Can you plant pickerel in the fall in oklahoma

I want to plant the water plant, pickerel. Can it be planted in a farm pond in eastern Oklahoma in October?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
September 28, 2014
A.

I think it would do better if planted in the spring, but they're pretty tough, you could try October if you want. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/water-plants/pickerelweed/growing-pickerel-rush.htm

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Asked by
fountainfun on
July 2, 2015
zone 5

Q. why are my pickerel rush leaves turning brown

I recently planted pickerel rush in my pond and the leaves are coming up curly and brown/dead. Thank you.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 3, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Is the plant still in it's pot? It is a semi aquatic plant that should remain in the pot and then submerged.
Do you have any chemicals in the pond that may be unsafe for plants?
From experience not all pond chemicals are safe for aquatic plants and can cause leaf damage and plant loss.

If you do lose your plant, most garden centers will replace a plant loss.

Here is a link to refresh you of the care requirement.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/water-plants/pickerelweed/growing-pickerel-rush.htm

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Asked by
Acetaker on
June 16, 2016
Blountsville,Alabama

Q. Pickerelweed or Rush

I have receive a pickerelweed or rush. It’s bluish purple in color on the end of the spikes. I have it in a large container on my balcony and it receives part shade part sun. It’s doing well and starting to put out a new pod of blooms and has a few new baby leaves. I have also put a small at of fertilizer in it after it had settled. I have looked all over for care on it and if there is any pruning to keep them making more flowers or to leave them alone til it’s cut back for winter. I keep seeing you can save seeds to germinate them. Well, of course, I am a newbie and need to see what they look like. I have heard they are nut-like or black after flowering ends. I love the way this native plant looks and would like to know all I can for it.

Thank You in Advance! 🙂

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 18, 2016
Certified Expert
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Here is a link that will help you identify the plants seeds.

http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/pickerelweed.htm

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