Plant DetailShow Menu

Chaenostoma cordatum

Previously known as:

  • Bacopa cordata
  • Sutera cordata
  • Sutera diffus
Phonetic Spelling
soo-TER-ah cor-DAH-tah
Description

A perennial groundcover, frequently grown as an annual in containers.  Tolerates occasionally dry soil.  The roots allow for easy division.  Trailing stems; best grown in hanging baskets or containers; does only fair in the ground; not as vigorous with heat; water generously.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'African Sunset'
    Sunset colored flowers
  • ‘Blue Showers’
    Blue flowers
  • ‘Lavender Showers’
  • ‘Lavender Storm’
    Purple flowers
  • ‘Snowflake’
    Smaller flowers
  • ‘Snowstorm’
    Larger flowers
Tags:
#white#showy flowers#container plant#afternoon shade#hanging baskets#long-lasting flowers#cascading#rock garden#groundcover
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'African Sunset'
    Sunset colored flowers
  • ‘Blue Showers’
    Blue flowers
  • ‘Lavender Showers’
  • ‘Lavender Storm’
    Purple flowers
  • ‘Snowflake’
    Smaller flowers
  • ‘Snowstorm’
    Larger flowers
Tags:
#white#showy flowers#container plant#afternoon shade#hanging baskets#long-lasting flowers#cascading#rock garden#groundcover
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Chaenostoma
    Species:
    cordatum
    Family:
    Scrophulariaceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southern Africa
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 3 in. - 0 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Ground Cover
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Cascading
    Multi-stemmed
    Spreading
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    12 inches-3 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    9a, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Produces blooms at branch tips summer through fall. Small, white, five-petals, “perfect” (monoecious, contains both male and female reproductive organs, colored yellow) up to 2 centimeters (1 inch) in diameter
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Cordate
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Dark-green, thin, heart-shaped
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden