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Eichhornia crassipes - Water Hyacinth (Bare Root)

133 reviews 1521

Play It Koi - Pond Plants

Sale price $3.75 Regular price $5.98

**Cannot be shipped to AL, AR, AZ, CO (watch list), LA, FL, MN (regulated), MS, NE, PR, SC, TX, Chicago, and WI. Also cannot be shipped into Shasta or Sacramento counties in CA.
***Plant orders ship Mon, Tues and Wed of each week. Please allow extra delivery time if the order is placed Wed-Sun.
****Plants Ship USPS Priority 1-3 Days, regardless of shipping method selected at Checkout.
*****Please see our planting instructions for plant care information.
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.
Water Hyacinth provides many natural benefits to your pond:
  • Water Hyacinth provides great natural protection and cover for your koi from heron and other preditors.
  • These oxygenating plants keep the water clean and filtered in your water garden.
  • They serve as natural biofilters to your pond
  • Controls algae by absorbing nutrients from the water
Item ID: .1521
Color: Green
Sun Light: Full Sun minimum 4 Hours/Day
Zone: Hardy to Zone 8
Flowers: Summer
Spacing: No Minimum
Spread: --
Growth: Fast
Fertilizer: Absorbed From Water
Depth: Floating
Height: 2" to 12"
Scientific name: Eichhornia crassipes
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Eichhornia
Did you know: Water hyacinth is a free-floating perennial aquatic plant (or hydrophyte) native to tropical and sub-tropical South America.


Shipping Expectations: Minimum order quantity for shipping = 6. No minimum quantity for in-store purchases. Please note that there is a very good chance of you receiving Hyacinths without flowers. With proper care, some heat, and a little luck, the Hyacinths will flower. This plant ships with trimmed roots as sometimes they tend to fall off during transit due to heat. In case roots fall off upon receiving them, just place them in your pond and give them a couple of weeks so they can re-establish themselves. We've found the best success in shipping these when we send them earlier in the week to avoid lengthier shipping times caused by carriers weekend breaks. Orders placed Wed-Friday are likely to be shipped the following Monday.

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Mike &.
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United States United States

They were healthy and in perfect condition!

United States United States
Great water plants!

Wonderful customer service. My order arrived healthy and happy.

United States United States
Fast and good quality

Water Hyacinth are hard to find in my area. Play It Koi had what I needed and delivered it quickly. My pond appreciated it! I would not hesitate to buy from them again. Thank you

Dave G.
United States United States
5 star

As usual everything went great I love these guys

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