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Eichhornia crassipes - Water Hyacinth (Bare Root)

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Play It Koi - Pond Plants

Sale price $3.95 Regular price $5.49

**Cannot be shipped to AL, AR, AZ, CO (watch list), ID, 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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Anita M.
United States United States
Water hyacinth

They were packed very well when they arrived and were alive and healthy. I put them in my pond and they are amazing definitely going to order more.

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Beautiful plants! Quick delivery!

I highly recommend Play it Koi. I ordered late on a Monday and the Hyacinths arrived at my door Friday morning! I was happily surprised. The plants are beautiful, healthy and vibrant. They are all fully rooted and of good size. And they were carefully packaged so as not to dry out or sustain damage during shipping. I am very impressed with the quality of the plants and the care with which they were shipped. I order pond plants every year and have tried many different companies. I am so glad to have found Play it Koi. This company obviously values their product and their customers.

United States United States
Decreasing algae

Your plants are large, healthy, green and moist when they arrive. I read where having water plants in your pond decreases the algae growth and that’s the goal.

United States United States
Good customer service.

On time, healthy, nice packaging well done for live plants. Very happy and would order again. bobj

David G.
United States United States
 Eichhornia crassipes - Water Hyacinth (Bare Root) 

I bought some of these last year and they worked out well. I bought another batch this year and they arrived very fast and in good shape. I plan on buying from this vendor every spring.