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Bacopa monnieri (Water Hyssop)

Herb-of-Grace, Water Hyssop, Coastal Water-Hyssop, Water Purslane, Brahmi, Thyme-Leafed Gratiola, Indian Pennywort, Bramia monnieri, Lysimachia monnieri


Bacopa monnieri (Water Hyssop) is a creeping, mat-forming, aquatic or semi-aquatic perennial with small, succulent, oval and shiny leaves. Blooming from mid spring through fall (year-round in mild climates), it boasts a profusion of small, axillary, bell-shaped, white flowers that are often tinged with blue or pink. They attract a variety of small pollinators. Very adaptable, Water Hyssop can grow submerged in several inches of water. It makes a good groundcover that can take light foot traffic. Fast growing, it is widely used as a hanging basket or container plant too. Native to the wetlands of southern and Eastern India, Australia, Europe, Africa, Asia, and North and South America, Water Hyssop occurs naturally in coastal hammocks and swales, swamps, salt and freshwater marshes, and along river and stream edges. It is used medicinally in India and is being research for antioxidant properties, to help the nervous system, and to improve memory and mental functions.

  • Grows up to 12-36 in. tall (30-90 cm) and 12-48 in. wide (30-120 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun to part shade in moist to wet soils. Tolerates waterlogged soil, brackish water, wind and salt spray. Needs regular moisture and will grow directly in fresh or slightly brackish water or along the banks of streams, ponds or aquariums. Can be grown in water up to 4-12 in. deep (10-30 cm).
  • A good choice for bog gardens, water gardens, in hanging baskets or draping over the edge of a container. It will also grow in moist soil or shallow water as a groundcover.
  • No serious pest or disease issues.
  • Trim back as needed to control growth.
  • Propagate by divisions or by cuttings. Pick off trailing stems with roots and replant.
  • Native to the wetlands of southern and Eastern India, Australia, Europe, Africa, Asia, and North and South America.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 4' (30cm – 120cm)
Spacing 12" – 36" (30cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average, High
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moisture Retentive, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, California, Northeast, Maryland, Southeast, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Southwest, Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Salt, Wet Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Bog Gardens, Ground Covers, Hanging Baskets, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams, Water Gardens

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 4' (30cm – 120cm)
Spacing 12" – 36" (30cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average, High
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moisture Retentive, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, California, Northeast, Maryland, Southeast, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Southwest, Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Salt, Wet Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Bog Gardens, Ground Covers, Hanging Baskets, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams, Water Gardens

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