Purple Water Hyacinth Available - East Side, Kauai

garden_isle_dave(9b)November 8, 2008

Aloha everyone,

Anyone want/need some pond plants? I'm cleaning up a pond, and I've got quite a few large purple water hyacinth (see link for photos) available. Just give me a shout if you're interested and we can work somethin out !

Aloha,

~Dave

Kauai, Hawaii

Here is a link that might be useful: Photo (Courtesy of D.K. Photography HI)

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Would seem to have considerable noxious weed potential there.

Here is a link that might be useful: PLANTS Profile for Eichhornia (water hyacinth) : USDA PLANTS

    Bookmark   November 18, 2008 at 11:33PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
garden_isle_dave(9b)

Aloha bboy,

I believe it is in fact defined by the USDA as a "noxious weed" in some states, though I'm not sure if it is considered such in Hawaii or not. People here plant it in small controlled ponds though, this isn't something that you would throw into a natural lake or pond...Not sure how to word it, but similar to "guns don't kill people, people kill people..."

Different places, different opinions =/

    Bookmark   November 18, 2008 at 11:56PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Yes: It's funny Hawaii does not list them already.

Nuclear energy is safe too, as long as accidents never occur.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2008 at 3:50PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
randg(11)

That's a generous offer (I'm assuming it's free), Dave.

It's great to put Water Hyacinth in confined ponds to suck up all those nutrient from the water, but gardeners should be aware that they really are an invasive species in Hawaii and other places that the plant is not native to; also birds could carry the seeds of this plant and establish it in pristine stream, lake, pond, etc.

I used to collect this plant in my local stream when I was a kid to put it on my fish tank; and then realizing how unsuitable it was when it keeps dying on me! The stream to this day still have water hyacinth floating around.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2008 at 2:16AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
garden_isle_dave(9b)

~Free or for trade~
If anyone wants some, I would like to get rid of them and don't want to just dump 'em all, but will have to if I can't find anything else to do with them.
Just reply or give me a shout if you'd like some, take care n TTYL

    Bookmark   December 12, 2008 at 12:53AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
herbieside

Don't simply dump them. I chop them up with a machete and use it as mulch. Good weed suppression plus it keeps the ground moist. Chop it when its fresh and succulent otherwise, when it dries up it gets tough and fibrous.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2008 at 2:37AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
garden_isle_dave(9b)

Much mahalo for the tips herbie, didn't even think of mulching it, sigh! Would have seriously wasted it, lol. I think that's what I'm going to end up doing, so good thing you got this to me quickly =p Take care and thanks again,

~D

    Bookmark   December 12, 2008 at 8:13PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Hibiscus group on Big Island?
Anybody know of a Hibiscus group or society or club...
steiconi
Anybody still here?
Is Gardenweb dead, or are there still people here?
Axel
Pepper seeds
I was thinking of ordering some peppers. I live on...
Backfreeze
Identification of Plant
Can anyone tell me what this plant is? I have googled...
possiexx
Growers Wanted: Native Hawaiian Plants
Hi, I just wanted to know if there are any fellow "Native...
Cyanea
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™