Giant Sensitive Fern is sometimes referred to as Large Leaf Sensitive or Golden Botswana. Large Leafed Giant Sensitive pond plant can be trained up onto rocks and water streams and can spread 6' to 8' across the waters surface. It is is an annual floating plant (all the floating plants are annuals / tropicals) and grows fast in the summer months. It blooms heavily in the sun and has larger leaves then the smaller sensitive plant. This plant has a rhizome like stem that grows continuously and produces small leaves and flowers a few inches above the waters surface. This plant is an excellent choice for states where hyacinths or lettuce are illegal. An unusual accent plant for the water garden. It is a moderate grower and cleans the water without being invasive. The numerous yellow flowers resemble the common sweet pea.
Cannot be shipped into CA, LA - Will be substituted with Sensitive Plant (Neptunia aquatica)
Giant Sensitive Plant (Aeschynomene fluitans)
Hardiness Zones: 9-11
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Part Shade
Height: 3"-5" tall running spread
Water Depth: Floating surface pond plant or can be planted