Bacopa caroliniana

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

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Blue Waterhyssop, Lemon Hyssop


Plant Specifics

Size:0.25 - 0.5 ft tall by extensive mats ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Blue
Phenology:Winter dormant
Habitats:Marshes, swamps, ditches


Recommended Uses:Spreading ground cover around the edges of retention ponds and aquatic gardens. Groundcover in restoration areas. Also used in aquariums.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Aquatic ----- to ----- Aquatic
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray



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