Bacopa

Bacopa

Bacopa. Sutera cordata. They are annual or perennial, decumbent or erect stemmed plants. The leaves are opposite or whorled,sessile. Leaf blade regular, round to linear, venation palmate or pinnate. Stems hairy or smooth. The flowers are produced solitary or in pairs from leaf axil, usually radially symmetrical, sepals 5, petals 5, usually white, blue or purple in color. Dispersal and propagation is by seeds and stem fragments. Crushed leaves have a distinctive ‘lemon’ scent.

Details

Details

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)

Genus: Sutera (SOO-ter-uh) (Info)

Species: cordata (kor-DAY-tuh) (Info)

 

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

 

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

 

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

 

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

 

Danger:

N/A

 

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Purple

White/Near White

 

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

 

Foliage:

Evergreen

 

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Suitable for growing in containers

 

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

 

Patent Information:

Non-patented

 

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

 

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

 

 

 

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