Bacopa (Sutera cordata)

Bacopa (Sutera cordata) blooming in January, Saratoga, Bay Area
Bacopa (Sutera cordata)

Sutera Cordata (Bacopa) is a vigorose growing plant that blooms all season. It has small green heart shaped leaves and small five-petaled white flowers at the end of branch tips. Due to it’s trailing habit it is best used in pots and hanging baskets and as ground cover. It grows 4 -8 in. high and up to 3 ft. wide. The mass of cascading stems covered with snowy white flowers gives Bacopa nice texture. Plant in part sun to full sun. It is an annual, but perrenial in zones 9-11 and if does not get damaged by frost and continues to bloom even in winter month.

Bacopa is  a low maintenance plant that does not require deadheading. If grown is containers, feed regularly with nitrogen fertilizer.

Plant profile summary:

Name Sutera Cordata (Bacopa)
Zone/ Sunset Zone 9-11
Type: Trailing
Size/shape: 4-8 in tall and trails up to 36 in
Life Span:
Foliage/ Flower/ Fruits Type/ Color Green leaves, white flowers
Sun/ wind Exposure: Partial to full sun
Water requirements: Regular
Soil requirements: Rich moist soil
Use: In containers as spiller, in garden as groundcover
Attractions – special features: Long blooming season, showy flowers
Pests / Diseases:
Trimming No deadheading required, trimm as needed