- Flowering, Floating Plant
- Most Popular Pond Plant
- Increases Natural Filtration
Water Hyacinth (also known as Blue Shellflower) 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.
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Here are the replacement parts for Water Hyacinth.
|Plant Type||Floating Plant|
|Hardiness Zones||9 to 11|
|Growing Light||Full Sun To Partial Shade|
|Plant Size||Vertical to 24"|
|Also Known As||Eichornia Crassipes, Blue Shell, Shellflower|
Mail Order: What To Expect
Plants you receive by mail need time to adjust. Water Hyacinth will arrive in Bunches (several stems or groupings of plants). Upon arrival, they may not appear lush but given time & proper care, they will flourish!
Simply place in water and plant will float freely.
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 is recommended for use against each of the weeds listed below. Click on your desired weed for more information and alternate control options.