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Floating Plants - Water Hyacinth

21st Nov 2019

Eichhornia crassipes

Description: This floating plant has rounded, leathery leaves which rise out of the water and are attached to inflated, spongy stems. The flowers stand proud of the foliage and are light lavinder-blue.

Other Common Names: Water Orchid.

Planting Zone: 5.

Origin: Amazon basin.

Height: 50cm.

Flowers: May - September.

Water Hyacinths are now banned for planting in the UK, but we do have our realistic artificial Water Hyacinth here