Water Hyacinths - A Great Pond Plant For Your Pond!
With vibrant green color leaves, a fragrant and beautiful
purple flower, and the ability to soak up excess pond nutrients
faster than a frog hops off a hot rock in summer - the Water
Hyacinth is a great plant to add to your water garden or pond.
Here are just some of it's benefits: They float, so you
don't have to worry about planting them or dividing them when
they get too big (they divide automatically).
Hyacinths multiply like crazy, so you may only have to buy 4
or 5 and by the end of the summer, you will be giving them away
to your friends.
They get a gorgeous purple flower when they bloom, that has a
sweet smell to it as it sticks 4-5 inches above the top of the
And most notable about the Hyacinth is it's fantastic ability
to soak up excess nutrients in your pond, as well as act as a
'floating filter'. It's deep floating roots serve as
natural filter brushes, trapping suspended silt and other debris
in the water - just like an external filter brush would do.
Just shake your Hyacinth sometime, and notice all the silt come
out and cloud the water.
And as far as absorbing algae causing nutrients, the Water
Hyacinth is hands down the very best pond plant to help get your
nutrient levels under control in your pond (Anachris is next
Here are just a few pictures of my recent purchase of Water
Hyacinths. I ordered them by the box from Springdale Water
Gardens, who shipped them to me in this great big box:
(Notice How They
Multiply) (Here is After 2 Weeks - Taking Over
So, next time you're considering a new and interesting, low
maintenance, super floating pond plant - I suggest you order
yourself a handful of this wonderful plant called the Water
Hope this helps,
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