- Flowering, Floating Plant
- Most Popular Pond Plant
- Increases Natural Filtration
Water Hyacinth (also known as Blue Shell Flower) is easily the most popular and universally used floating water garden plant around. With its succulent leaves and bright purple flowers, Water Hyacinth are great at competing with algae over excess pond nutrients, create a terrific spawning area for the pond fish, plus makes a very beautiful plant for the water garden in a very short period of time. It's long feathery dangling roots easily make it perfect for added filtration. Water hyacinth is sold in bundles of 3.
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Here are the replacement parts for Water Hyacinth, Bundle of 3.
||9 To 11
||Full Sun To Partial Shade
||Vertical To 24"
|Also Known As
||Eichornia Crassipes, Blue Shell, Shell Flower
Mail Order: What To Expect
Plants you receive by mail need time to adjust. Your plants will arrive in bundles. Upon arrival, they may not appear lush but given time & proper care, they will flourish!
Simply place in water and plant will float freely. For more information on caring for your aquatic plants or snails please visit our Learning Center. To review the planting instructions for your new plants, please click here.
Fertilization is typically not needed for Water Hyacinth as they take excess nutrients from your pond water. If needed, Microbe-Lift® Bloom & Grow™ can be used.
For best results, trim or prune as leaves and flowers begin to turn yellow or brown, remove them completely, discarding them to keep as much excess organic material out of water-body as possible.
In Zones 8 and lower, discard Water Hyacinth after the first hard frost.
Due to the quick growth of Water Hyacinth, it is extremely invasive in states where temperatures do not reach freezing. Many Southern states restrict shipping this plant. Never release these plants in public lakes or waterways in any state.
The first step towards effectively treating any pond weed is proper identification. Water Hyacinth, Bundle of 3 is recommended for use against each of the weeds listed below. Click on your desired weed for more information and alternate control options.