Phyla nodiflora


With salt tolerance and a vigorous trailing growth habit it has many applications, Pennsylvania is the northern edge of its native range that includes 20 states.  Frogfruit is a larval host for several butterflies, attracting numerous other pollinators with its nectar and long bloom time.


  • Botanical Name: Phyla nodiflora
  • Family: Verbanaceae
  • Plant Type: Tender perennial
  • Plant Usage: Ground Cover
  • Hardiness Zone: 7-11
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Flower Color: White to Pink
  • Bloom Time: Spring till Fall
  • Winter Interest: Semi evergreen in mild areas
  • Height: 6"
  • Spread: 24"+
  • Light Requirement: Full sun to partial shade
  • Origin: North America
  • Self Sowing: Yes
  • Shade Tolerant: Partial
  • Substitutes: Delosperma cooperi, Thymus serpyllum, Silene uniflora ‘Compacta’,

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