Bacopa (Sutera grandiflora)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Annual

Bacopa
Sutera grandiflora

Bacopa pink
Bacopa pink
 
Features
Low growing, spreading plant with very small leaves and covered with tiny flowers.  
 
Culture
Full sun to very light afternoon shade in moist well-drained soil 
 
Cultivars

'Snowstorm Pink' 6-12 inches tall, pink flowers

'Giant Snowflake' 3-6 inches tall, large white flowers

'Cabana Trailing Blue' 6-12 inches tall, blue flowers

'Cabana White' 6-12 inches tall, white flowers

 
 
Mature Height
3-6 Inches
 
Size
Small
 
 
Annual Hardiness Type
Tender Annual
 
 
Bloom Color
Lavender
Pink
Red
White
 
 
Bloom Season
June - October
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
 
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
 
 
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Insect Damage


Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Thrips, aphids, root rots
 
Additional Notes
Best as a container plant or hanging basket plant. Uniform soil moisture assures best flowering as dry soils will interrupt flowering and cause flower buds to dry up and fall off.

 

 
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