Water Hyacinth (E. crassipes major) has shiny dark green leaves, the stems are expanded into pseudo bulbs, which serves as air chambers. Propagation is by means of runners at the surface and has long, bushy roots which are excellent for the receiving spawn of goldfish. Compact growth. Has soft rosey-lilac flowers. It will flower more frequently if the roots are touching soil.
Prohibited in AL,AR,AZ,CT,FL,SC,LA,MS,TX,WI,PR. If you are in a prohibited state, please see Nepturnes Crown, which also has floating bulbs, as a substitute. Or add Nepturnes Crown to your water garden pool and still enjoy a special wonderful floating aquatic.