Bacopa monnieri

water hyssop, herb-of-grace


wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: to .5 ft    Width: extensive mats
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,pink
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Low ground-hugging ground cover in restoration areas, in ditches, and on wetland edges.
Considerations: It can become aggressive in the right conditions.
Propagation: Seed, division, and cuttings.
Availability: Native nurseries, Specialty providers
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand


wildlife plant  
Larval host plant for white peacock (Anartia jatrophae) butterflies.
Native Habitats: Lakes edges, stream floodplains, marshes, swamps

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: