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Frog Fruit    

Phyla nodiflora

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Belonging to the Phyla genus, Frog Fruit has a botanical name of Phyla nodiflora. The botanical name epithet nodiflora means 'with flowers borne at the nodes'.

Mat forming herbaceous perennial ground cover that blooms year round. It is a butterfly nectar source and the leaves serve as larval food for the Common Buckeye and Phaon Crescent butterflies. This plant is a member of the verbena family.

This plant can be grown in hanging baskets. It can be grown as fodder for pigs and cattle and also as nectar and food plant for butterflies and their caterpillars.

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   White. Leaves appear approximately as a   Android robot green and   Pansy purple

Frog Fruit grows as a perennial and is a flower. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater).

Frog Fruit normally grows to a ground covering habit with a max height of 4.46 inches (that's 11.43 cm metric). This plant tends to be in bloom all year round.

Try planting Frog Fruit if you'd like to attract butterflies to your garden.

United States is believed to be where Frog Fruit originates from.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Frog Fruit is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Frog Fruit have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Frog Fruit

  • Full Sun

  • Full Shade

  • Low

Can be weedy

A full sun / full shade position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. The USDA Zones typically associated with Frog Fruit are Zone 6 and Zone 11. A soil ph of between 6.1 and 7.8 is ideal for Frog Fruit as it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil.

See our list of companion Plants for Frog Fruit to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Frog Fruit from seed

Direct sow – water – fertilize in spring to stimulate growth

Sow 0.39 inches (1.0 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 1.95 feet (60.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 15°C / 59°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Frog Fruit

By our calculations*, you should look at planting out Frog Fruit about 1 days before your last frost date.

Seed Saving Frog Fruit

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds.

How long does Frog Fruit take to grow?

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When should I plant Frog Fruit?

Our when to plant Frog Fruit estimates are relative to your last frost date.

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Other names for Frog Fruit

Sawtooth fogfruit, Turkey tangle, Matchweed, common frog-fruit, Turkey Tangle Fogfruit, Frogfruit, Texas Frogfruit, Creeping Lippia, Mat Grass, Cape Weed

Phlya incisa, Lippia nodiflora, Lippia incisa

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