Blue Moneywort (Lindernia grandiflora)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 2-3 inches
Plant Spread: 18-24 inches plus
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Blue-violet with pale blue-violet to almost white inner ring
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Groundcover
Water gardens
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Root
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable for hanging baskets


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Posted by OldGardener (So Cal - Zone 10b) on May 17, 2013 9:29 PM

Extremely fast growing ground cover primarily used around ponds and bog gardens. Can being planted up to 2 inches deep in water. Although the upper zone is listed as 9, this is growing very well in zone 10b. Also, several sources state that Lindernia grandiflora requires wet conditions. Mine are grown in full sun and in normal garden conditions and are quadrupling in size every 2-3 months.

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