Scientific Name: Eichhornia crassipes
Known for its prominent lavender-blue flowers and broad, thick, glossy, ovate leaves that measure 4-8 inches across. Water hyacinth may rise above the surface of the water as much as 1 meter in height. The leaves float above the water surface and grow quickly in warm water. They have long, spongy and bulbous stalks. The feathery, freely hanging roots are purple-black.
Common Name: Water hyacinth
Flower Color: Lavender
Leaf Color: Green
Hardiness Zone: 9-11
Native To: Brazil, but has been spread world-wide
Available As: Bare Root