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Water Hyacinth

For ponds and aquatics, grown for foliage with violet/lavender or purple flowers, grows to 10-12 inches. Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

Eichornia crassipes has a lavendar orchid-like flower
Water Hyacinth has inflated leaves to assist in floating on water
Latin Name: 
Eichornia crassipes
Family Name: 
Pontederiaceae
Place of Origin: 
South America
Bloom Time: 
Aug
Sep
Garden Location: 
Koi Pond