Hyssop, Lemon Bacopa
Bacopa caroliniana

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Bacopa (buh-KOH-puh) (Info)
Species: caroliniana (kair-oh-lin-ee-AN-uh) (Info)

Category:

Ponds and Aquatics

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Aromatic

Other details:

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clermont, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Hinesville, Georgia

Abilene, Texas

Garland, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
3
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Jun 18, 2012, pbtxlady from Garland, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I've been growing this plant in my little pond for about 5 years. I really love its little blue flowers. I have given it a neutral rather than a positive solely because it seems to attract algae more than some other water plants.

Neutral

On Jan 3, 2007, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Hyssop, Lemon Bacopa Bacopa caroliniana is Native to Texas and other States.

Positive

On Jan 9, 2003, ButterflyGardnr from Orlando, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

This plant is pretty on the edges of a pond or in shallow water. It thrives in shallow standing water. It has colorful blue flowers and is a larval food for the White Peacock butterfly. It will die back if there is a hard freeze. It is easily cultivated by cuttings from the stems.

Neutral

On Aug 23, 2001, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

A small, emersed perennial herb, Lemon Bacopa is easily differentiated from other species by its blue flowers and by the lemony scent of its succulent leaves when crushed.

Flowering occurs all season, with small blue flowers, each with 4 or 5 petals rising above the foliage.