True Floating Plants

Water Hyacinths are one of the most useful plants for  a water garden.

  • Hyacinth provide shade to limit the available light
  • They are great at removing nutrients to limit algae growth.
  • Koi will often chew on their roots or just eat them.
  • This is a very prolific plant and will spread quickly.
  • Always compost your surplus plants.
  •  NEVER place water hyacinth in natural streams, ponds or lakes!

Water Hyacinth Flower

Water Hyacinth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Lettuce is another prolific surface plant.

  • Water lettuce will shade a pond
  • Water Lettuce removes nutrients from the water
  • Koi will often chew off their roots
  • Always compost your surplus plants.
  • NEVER place water hyacinth in natural streams, ponds or lakes!

Ruffled Water Lettuce

Water Lettuce with Flower