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A gorgeous, colourful floating plant which will decorate your pond with its delicate lilac blooms. This semi-evergreen plant has broad leaves and can grow vigorously in the right conditions. Plant in and around your pond for colour and variation in your pond life.
Water Hyacinths are difficult to propagate, so best bought as a new plant. Simply float on water's surface.
Caring and Maintenance:
Ensure that the plant does not become invasive by pruning as necessary. Please note that this plant is not frost hardy and requires frost protection to ensure survival.
A perennial is a plant that lives for more than two years. Perennials are flowering plants which grow and bloom over the spring and summer and then die back every autumn and winter. They typically grow structures that allow them to adapt to living from one year to the next through a form of vegetative reproduction rather than seeding. Perennial plants often have deep, extensive root systems which can hold soil to prevent erosion, capture dissolved nitrogen before it can contaminate ground and surface water, and outcompete weeds. They grow very well in conditions that are poor in resources due to their earlier emergence in the spring, and the development of larger root systems which can access water and soil nutrients deeper in the soil.
This plant is suitable for zones 1, 4 & 5 of a pond.
"The plants were in first class condition upon arriving in excellent packaging for such tender items."
Reviewed Tuesday, 11 July 2017
Reviewed Wednesday, 28 June 2017
"Fantastic large plants. Brilliant"
Reviewed Thursday, 11 August 2016
Reviewed Monday, 27 June 2016
"Really nice plants, bigger than expected. Fish love hanging out under them. Visually a pleasure, adds depth / texture to the pond. Bulbous. Spherical. Absolutely love them. They are my favourite (and only) floating water hyacinths"
Reviewed Thursday, 26 May 2016
Reviewed Sunday, 2 August 2015
"Not sure the plants are OK, some of the lower leaves are dying"
Reviewed Sunday, 26 July 2015
"The Water Hyacinths were bigger than I thought they would be, but was very pleased, they looked well cared for, Also very plump and green."
Reviewed Sunday, 19 July 2015
"plants doing well looking forward to them flowering
large healthy plants"
Reviewed Sunday, 28 June 2015
"These plants arrived in excellent condition but very soon deteriorated.After this relatively short time they are looking "well lived in""
Reviewed Tuesday, 23 June 2015