DESCPRIPTION: Produces delicate blooms and has a fern like foliage. Trails over edges of beds, baskets, pots and planters. Does best in cooler climates.  BOTANICAL NAME:  Sutera cordata 'Scopia Great White...
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DESCPRIPTION: Produces delicate blooms and has a fern like foliage. Trails over edges of beds, baskets, pots and planters. Does best in cooler climates. 

BOTANICAL NAME:  Sutera cordata 'Scopia Great White Improved'
OTHER NAMES:
GROUP/CLASS: Scopia Series
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 15 cm
SPACING/SPREAD: 50 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full Sun
FLOWER COLOUR: White
FLOWERING TIME: Mid spring to late fall
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: 

Ornamental Features

Scopia Great White Improved Bacopa is covered in stunning white star-shaped flowers with yellow eyes along the stems from mid spring to late fall. Its small serrated round leaves remain green in colour throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Scopia Great White Improved Bacopa is an herbaceous annual with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Scopia Great White Improved Bacopa is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Scopia Great White Improved Bacopa will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Scopia Great White Improved Bacopa is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Because of its trailing habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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