Bacopa monnieri

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Water Hyssop, Herb-of-grace


Plant Specifics

Size:to 6 inches ft tall by extensive mats ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,pink
Fruit Color:NA
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: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Aquatic (always flooded) ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation)
Moisture Tolerance: Aquatic (always flooded) ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of inundation with brackish water
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil or other substrate:Organic material (muck), Sand
Soil pH:



Larval host plant for white peacock (Anartia jatrophae) butterflies.

Insect pollinated.

Attracts low-flying butterflies including the white peacock which use the nectar.

Native Habitats:Lakes edges, stream floodplains, marshes, swamps

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures