Noted for its prominent lavender-blue flowers and fleshy rounded, floating leaves, water hyacinth grows quickly in warm water. A few plants bought in the spring can easily turn into a few hundred by fall (they are excellent for compost in the perennial border or the vegetable garden). Plants propagate readily from leaf shoots which develop into new plants, like strawberry plants. It is prohibited from sale or possession in southern states. Where it can be grown legally it is a welcome addition to the water garden for its ability to filter out unwanted nutrients and for its attractive flowers. Although each flower lasts only a day or two, they are borne in abundance.
Sunlight: Full Sun minimum 4 hours
- Zone: Hardy to Zone 8
- Flowers: Summer
- Spacing: No Minimum
- Depth: Floating
- Growth: Fast
- Fertilizer: Absorbed from water
- Height: 2" to 12"
- Provide natural cover for fish.
- Act as bio-filter, keeping water clean
- Extremely useful for algae control
- Keep the nitrogen cycle going by neutralizing nitrates in the pond, making pond environment healthy for fish
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Hyacinth came in great condition are doing well in my pond. I will probably buy from here next year.