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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8B 9A 9B
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Water Hyssop, Herb-of-grace
|Size:||to 6 inches ft tall by extensive mats ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Habitats:||Lakes edges, stream floodplains, marshes, swamps|
|Recommended Uses:||Low ground-hugging ground cover in restoration areas, in ditches, and on wetland edges.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Aquatic (always flooded) ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Tolerant of inundation with brackish water|
|Salt Spray Tolerance:||Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.|
|Soil/Substrate:||Organic material (muck), Sand|
Larval host plant for white peacock (Anartia jatrophae) butterflies.
Attracts low-flying butterflies including the white peacock which use the nectar.