Lindernia grandiflora (Blue Moneywort)
Zone: 7a to 10b,at least
Height: 1" tall
Culture: Sun to Light Shade
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
(syn: Ilysanthes grandiflora) This deciduous Southeast US native is a newcomer to most perennial gardens. With rave reviews from visitors to our garden, we figured we should share. Blue moneywort (a member of the Scrophularia family) grows like regular moneywort, with 0.5" heart-shaped leaves creeping along the ground. From each node arises a tiny, cute blue flower with a star-like white marking in the center. Flowering occurs from spring through summer. Blue moneywort has been hardy to 0 degrees F in our garden and has been happiest in moist soils.