Bacopa

15 Jul

Bacopa, evergreen, dense mat-like growth to 4-6 inches in height, 2-3 ft. spread, masses of small flowers in white, pink or lavender, sun to light shade, regular water, good in baskets or as groundcover.

From moist regions of South Africa. Wiry-stemmed creeper with green, roughly heart-shaped, toothed leaves. Usually sold as “bacopa“ the botanical name of water hyssop, a member of the same family. Grows 1-8 in. high and up to 3-4 ft. wide. Blooms from late spring to frost, producing small, five-petaled, golden-throated flowers mostly in white. Lavender and pink varieties also available. Use in hanging basket or as small-scale ground cover.

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