A fast growing floating plant with dark green leaves and occasional lovely lavender flowers. A great plant to help purify water and balance pH, control algae, trailing roots provide spawning sites for fish and baby frogs. Grow in full sun, partial shade. Height: 6-12 in., Sun Needs: Full sun., Aquatic Soil Type: 5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic), Bloom Color: Violet/Lavender. Purple.
These plants grow exponentially all summer long. In the fall, throw them out before the first freeze so they do not add extra biological waste to your pond. They make great compost.
These plants need a minimum temperature of 65 degrees F to thrive. Keep them inside in a bowl or tub of water until the nighttime temps stay above 40 degrees F.