Water Hyacinths for Your Water Garden
Vibrant green color leaves, a fragrant and beautiful purple flower, and the ability to soak up excess pond nutrients makes water hyacinth a plant to consider for your water garden. Additional benefits of the water hyacinth include: they float, so you don't have to worry about planting them or dividing them when they get too big (they will automatically divide). The beautiful purple flower when they bloom stands 4 to 5 inches above the top of the flower (it has a sweet smell as well). The water hyacinth's biggest claim to fame is it's amazing ability to soak up excess nutrients in your pond. It's deep floating roots serve as natural filter brushes, trapping suspended silt and other debris in the water. As for 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.