Water Hyacinth | Eichornia crassipes
This popular floating pond plant has beautiful lavender-blue flowers, with fleshy, dark green leaves. Water Hyacinths spread across the water garden providing coverage and shade and for the fish, frogs and other pond life. Water Hyacinths roots absorb nutrients from the water and provide excellent filtration, helping to prevent algae. The roots of the water hyacinths provide a hiding place for baby fish and create spawning areas for the fish. Water Hyacinth perform best in full sun, but will tolerate part shade. Water temperatures need to be 60 to 65 degrees when adding them to your pond in the spring. They will spread during the warm summer months and you can thin them out by simply netting some out of the water garden. They make great compost for your flower beds and vegetable garden as the roots and leaves are full of nutrients. The water hyacinth floating plant will not survive winter in colder climates. Pond owners replace them annually, for their natural ability to help keep pond water clear and fight algae. Water Hyacinths are easy to grow and are also a good choice for container water gardens.
Water Hyacinths (Eichornia crassipes)
Hardiness Zones: 9-11
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Part Shade
Water Depth: Floating Surface Pond Plant
Cannot ship to: AL, AR, AZ, CA, LA, FL, PR, MS, NE, SC, TX, WI. If ordered where illegal, may be substituted with similar floating plants of equal or greater value.
Water Hyacinth (Eichornia crassipes) is illegal in some states. - Never release these plants into public lakes or waterways. Please know your state laws when ordering pond plants.