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Eichornia crassipes

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Plant Type: Water Gardening

Attractive lilac-blue flowers that are 2-3 inches and very attractive. Leaves are held upright so they act like sails.


Growing & Maintenance Tips:


Plants double every 12 days.

They will shut down if the night time temp is under 45 degrees. They do appreciate fertilizer, but outside of your pond.

Set them in a 5-gallon bucket or other container w/water and fertilizer over night. Then put them back in your pond.

Flower Color

Foliage Color

Plant Spread

10-15 in.

Good Companions

Plant Height

4-6 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

9-11

Soil Moisture

Roots need to be submerged. Allow the plant to float on the water surface. Hungry fish might eat roots. Prefer calm water.

Characteristics & Attributes


Attributes

Container, Focal Point, Bog or Water Garden

Bloom Time

All summer

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Full Sun

Growth Rate

Fast, especially in July, August and September

Seasonal Interests

All summer