Capeweed, Creeping Lip Plant, Frog-Fruit, Frog's Bit, Licorice Verbena, Turkey Tanglefoot Fogfruit
Phyla nodiflora 'Alba'

Family: Verbenaceae (ver-be-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phyla (FY-luh) (Info)
Species: nodiflora (no-dee-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Alba
Synonym:Lippia canescens
Synonym:Lippia incisa
Synonym:Lippia nodiflora
Synonym:Lippia reptans

Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Pompano Beach, Florida

Austin, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 25, 2005, arielsadmirer from Margate, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

This plant is ubiquitous to many sandy lawns in South Florida. It is considered a weed by some. Sometimes the plant is covered in little matcheads, and a large patch can be a striking scene of white and purple hovering over the low green foilage.

This is a host plant for the Buckeye butterfly. It deserves a space in your butterfly garden.

Neutral

On Aug 15, 2004, pokerboy from Canberra
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

The leaves of this groundcover will form a dense mat unless grown in shade. It loves full sun and can even tolerate sandy, clay and limey soils. This plant can make an okay lawn substitute. The reason why I am rating this plant neutral is because of it's abitlity to get quite straggly in time. pokerboy.