Lindernia grandiflora

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Savannah False Pimpernel


Plant Specifics

Size:About 6 inches tall but grows as a mat that can spread for 5-ft or more.
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Blue-lavender with darker blue-lavender spots.
Phenology:Dies back in winter but grows back rapidly in spring. Blooms much of the year.
Noted for:Showy flowers, Interesting foliage


Recommended Uses:Groundcover in moist places.
Propagation:Cuttings or division.
Availability:Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Organic material (muck), Sand
Soil pH:



Reported to be a host plant for the white peacock butterfly.

Attracts small butterflies and small pollinators.

Native Habitats:Wet flatwoods, edges of marshes and swamps, roadside swales.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:This is a near endemic (it is known from a few places in GA).  Sparse near both the northern and southern limits of its range.