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Water Hyacinth Pontederia crassipes

Previously known as:

  • Eichhornia crassipes
Phonetic Spelling
pon-te-DARE-ee-uh KRASS-ih-peez
Description

Though the flower is beautiful the water hyacinth plant is invasive.  Do not put in natural water ways or in places that flood waters could carry to natural water ways.

Requires abundant sunlight and warm temperatures; long, feathery, dangling roots; spreads by stolons;

 

 

 

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Aurea
  • Major
Aurea , Major
Tags:
#purple#invasive#water garden#beauty#delicate colors#lakes#abundant sunlight#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Aurea
  • Major
Aurea , Major
Tags:
#purple#invasive#water garden#beauty#delicate colors#lakes#abundant sunlight#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pontederia
    Species:
    crassipes
    Family:
    Pontederiaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South Tropical America
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Water Plant
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Description:
    Pale blue to lavender flowers with yellow spots on 6 in. spikes
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Balloon-like petioles swollen with spongy tissue; rosette of pale green, shiny, rounded leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No