Water hyacinth (Eichornia crassipes)


  • Hardiness: Zones 8-11
  • Height: 6"
  • Flower: Pale blue to lavendar flowers with yellow spots on 6" spikes
  • Foliage: Balloon-like petioles swollen with spongy tissue; rosette of pale green, shiny, rounded leaves
  • Comments: Requires abundant sunlight and warm temperatures; long feathery dangling roots;
  • Varieties: Dwarf Hyacinth - grows to 6" - 10" in height; Florida Native Hyacinth - grows to 12" - 18" in height in Alberta¬†
  • Invasive in warmer climates
  • water hyacinth