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

Use: Floating

Flower Color: Lavender

Leaf Color: Green

Height: 12”

Hardiness Zone: 9-11

Native To: Brazil, but has been spread world-wide

Available As: Bare Root