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Snowstorm® Giant Snowflake® Bacopa Sutera cordata

(23 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
8" 36"
Height
4 - 8"
Spread
20 - 36"
  • Details

    Features

    Giving OTHER plants an INFERIORITY COMPLEX.

    White flowers appear all season; strongly trailing plants; low maintenance; perfect filler plant in combinations

    Best Seller
    Award Winner
    Deadheading Not Necessary

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    4 - 8 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    8 - 10 Inches
    Spread: 
    20 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Flower Shade: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Trailing
    Container Role: 
    Spiller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in hanging baskets, combinations and window boxes

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.

    Unlike most plants, Sutera will not wilt when drought stressed. Before the plant shows signs of wilting it will drop both the flowers and the buds on the plant. It takes about 2 weeks for the plant to come back into bloom after it has been drought stressed. To maintain constant bloom you will either need to monitor the plant closely and water before the soil gets too dry or you could plant Sutera with a plant that does wilt. Some good plants to consider are verbena, coleus, petunias etc. These companion plants will serve as indicator plants to let you know that the Sutera is dry and should help you avoid having the plant dropping blooms and buds due to drought stress.

    An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

    In summer when you're outside and get caught in a blizzard, you don't need to call The Weather Channel. It's only me. All those fluffy white things? They're flowers. And they're growing on long, long slender branches. Look closely and you can probably see the green leaves. Really. It's not a snowstorm. It's a Snowstorm®. Those aren't giant snow flakes; they're Giant Snowflake® flowers.

    I'm just your typical vigorous Proven Winners plant that's an annual except in zones 9-11. I grow best in full sun to part shade, and hanging baskets, combination containers and window boxes are my specialties. Not frozen ice, nice white flowers. Honest.

    Snowstorm® Giant Snowflake® Sutera cordata 'Danova906' USPP 17,886, Can 2,861
  • 23 Reviews

    • I planted along with marigolds and salvia in an oak wine barrel and it is growing beautifully. My only suggestion is that it SED to prefer part rather than full sun

      Vicki Delabar
      California
      United States
      5 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • I absolutely love this plant in my pots but this is the second year they've dried up and died. Any suggestions?

      Lisa
      Nebraska
      United States
      6 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • Beautiful, thick, vine like flowers

      Linda Johnson
      7 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • planters on the deck looked lovely with these falling over the sides, but next year i will place it higher as it trails quite long stems, at least 18 inches.would be perfect in hanging situation. It flowered wonderfully well but late in the season as i had it in quite a shady spot..My mother , 94, loves it, and has commented several times how pretty it is- her favourite of all the deck plants. No visible bug damage, grew well in sea soil, definitely a reliable container plant.

      LOIS GARDNER
      7 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Very disappointed with this plant. It bloomed for several weeks in June and stopped blooming during the month of July. It gets several hours of sun in the morning and shade in the late afternoon. Won't grow again.

      Ellie
      7 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • Very nice. Much larger flowers than previous bacopas I've grown. Just keeps going. Grew this year in huge pots with deep red pelargoniums, chartreuse-leaved licorice plant, chartreuse-and-white coleus, and tall white snapdragons - perfect!

      Nancy McDonald
      Michigan
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • We use this plant every year in our mailbox area near the street. Not near easy water, they sometimes get badly stressed by traffic and lack of regular water. No matter how bad, they always come right back when we start regular care again.

      Judy Porter
      Massachusetts
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Outstanding performer all season long. Can withstand light frost.

      Nancy
      Minnesota
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Bacopa Giant Snowflake is incredibly beautiful in my garden. Amazingly fast growing and continually flowering, it covers ground, mounds, and trails over rocks, looking perfectly at home. Magnificent! I am going to plant some more.

      Marilyn DeSpain Long
      California
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Blooms best in spring and fall, has a tendency to stop blooming in intense heat. When in bloom makes up for the mid summer lull!

      Claire
      British Columbia
      Canada
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
  • 4 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2006 Best of the Best University of Georgia
    2006 Best of the Best University of Georgia
    2006 Best of the Best University of Georgia
    2006 Best of the Best University of Georgia
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