Plant Profiles: Bacopa

Bacopa, Sutera cordata

Bacopa is a great plant to add to any floral environment. Its high versatility makes it a wise choice as a filler or border plant. Create beautiful combination or accent window boxes and hanging baskets with trailing Bacopa.

Height: 4-6 Inches
Spread: 14-16 Inches
USDA Zone: Zones 9-10
Color: White, Yellow

Growing Tips

Bacopa is a full to part sun annual that tolerates heat well. The best time for planting your flower is mid spring or early summer, after the threat of frost has passed.

A versatile plant, it can be used as a vigorous groundcover or as a trailer in containers, hanging baskets, and window boxes. As soon as the weather warms up, these plants grow quickly and become covered in buds and blooms. This low maintenance plant does not require deadheading but does need regulating feeding to keep up with its rapid growth.

Because Bacopa is a trailing plant that requires constant moisture, pests like slugs and snails are attracted to the environment created under their foliage. Prevention of these types of pests includes clearing the area of holes where such pests can live. 

Characteristics & Attributes

  • No Deadheading
  • Compact
  • Mini Flower
Design Use
  • Edging
  • Window Boxes
  • Container
  • Trellis / Wall
  • Border
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Full Sun / Part Sun
  • Trailing

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