Large Leafed Giant Sensitive pond plant is an unusual accent plant for the water garden. Giant Sensitive Fern is sometimes referred to as Large Leaf Sensitive or Golden Botswana. It can be trained up onto rocks and water streams and can spread 6' to 8' across the waters surface. It is is an annual floating plant (all the floating plants are annuals / tropicals) and grows fast in the summer months. It blooms heavily in the sun and has larger leaves then the smaller sensitive plant. This plant has a rhizome like stem that grows continuously and produces small leaves and flowers a few inches above the waters surface. This plant is an excellent choice for states where hyacinths or lettuce are illegal. It is a moderate grower and cleans the water without being invasive. The numerous yellow flowers resemble the common sweet pea.
Giant Sensitive Plant (Aeschynomene fluitans)
Hardiness Zones: 9-11
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Part Shade
Height: 3"-5" tall running spread
Water Depth: Floating surface pond plant or can be planted