Eichhornia crassipes

Water Hyacinth, Water Orchid

Water Hyacinths are nearly care-free water plants with pretty, lilac blue flowers, but watch out -- these can be real pests in warm, open water. In Florida they have proliferated so rapidly they have blocked rivers and other waterways. Thin year-round. Needs calm water, preferably more than 1 foot deep. Winter indoors in cold climates.
Eichhornia crassipes, Water Hyacinth, Water Orchid
Floating on air-filled leaf stalks, this prolific bloomer thrives in an open, sunny spot but can be invasive if water is too warm.

Attributes - Eichhornia crassipes

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: Blue, Purple

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 6 in. to 8 in.

Width: 9 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10, 11

Notes: Showy Flowers.

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