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Bacopa Sutera cordata 'Calypso Jumbo Deep Lavender'

Sutera

Lilac w/ Yellow Eye


Bacopa is a great plant to add to any floral environment. Its high versatility makes it a wise choice as a filler or border plant. Create beautiful combination or accent window boxes and hanging baskets with trailing Bacopa. Calypso Jumbo Lavender has a spread of 14-16 inches, requiring a space of 8-10 inches to properly grow and has an optimal height of 4-6 inches.

Bacopa Calypso Jumbo Lavender features five-lobed lavender flowers an the branch tips with medium green chordate leaves along trailing branches. The ability to thrive in full or part sun, complement many other plants and flowers, or simply stand alone makes it a great choice for your home or garden.

Height: 4-6 Inches

Spread: 14-16 Inches

USDA Zone: 9 to 10

Color: Lavender

Interesting Notes:

Sutera cordata, commonly known as Bacopa, is named for its heart-shaped or chordate leaves. This little flower originated in Southern Africa and is commonly seen in hanging baskets or in the garden as ground cover. Bacopa Calypso Jumbo Lavender is a whimsical plant, a part of Syngenta's GoldFisch vegetative line, and goes well in landscaping, potted combinations, and hanging baskets. This plant is easy maintenance, with a good growth habit, excellent branching, and exceptional heat tolerance.

Bacopa Calypso Jumbo Deep Lavender is a trailing plant, featuring dime-sized lilac blooms with a yellow eye, and medium green vegetation. It is a compact plant with compact-medium vigor, designed for versatility in container combinations, hanging baskets, mass planting, window boxes, edging, as a border crop, or as ground cover. Key features of this variety include low maintenance, controlled and good branching habit, heat tolerance, and versatility.

Growing Tips for Homeowners:

As with every plant purchase, it is important to look for quality at the start! During the purchasing process, be sure to avoid plants that look exhausted. Healthy Bacopa should be sturdy at 4-6 inches tall with a 14-16 inch spread. Finding a fresh young plant, without yellowing foliage or dying flowers is very important. Look for rich medium green foliage and healthy, five-pedaled lavender flowers as indication of the plant's care thus far. This will ensure an easy start for you and a long life for your plant.

After locating and purchasing a quality plant at the sore, it is important to find the perfect place for it at your home. Bacopa is a full to part sun annual that tolerates the heat well. The best time for planting your flower is mid spring or eary summer, after the threat of frost has passed. Be careful not to take your plant outside too early in the spring. If there is still a chance of frost in your area keep your plants safe indoors, maintaining care in the container. Bacopa will last from late spring, through the summer, until the frost returns in the fall.

Bacopa Calypso Jumbo Lavender is a low maintenance plant that does not require deadheading. Fertilizer or compost application will ensure optimal plant performance. Keeping your Bacopa moist is important as it will drop both buds and blossoms when too dry, causing the plant to cycle out of bloom for a few weeks. Be sure to apply low to the ground, near the plant's main stem, avoiding wetting the plant's foliage, for quick absorption and utilization. Bacopa requires a good moisture level but must be well-drained. It is important to ensure good drainage in both containers and landscaping, to prevent diseases like root rot. Drainage holes, elevated flower gardens, and proper soil composition are three great ways to prevent root rot and help your plants maintain a healthy moisture level.

Another great feature of Bacopa Calypso Jumbo Lavender, is their bloom production. These trailing beauties will continuously bloom all season. While this plant does not require deadheading, if your plants start to look messy feel free to trim them back to keep them tight and well-shaped. After pinching back, your plant should begin to bloom again within 1-2 weeks.

Because Bacopa is a trailing plant that requires constant moisture, pests like slugs and snails are attracted to the environment created under their foliage. Prevention of these types of pests includes clearing the area of holes where such pests can live. Preparing the ground for your plants is always an important key to maintaining healthy plants. Aphids and thrips may also pose a threat to your Bacopa, but are usually taken care of by predator insects. These tiny pests usually hide underneath the plant's leaves and are difficult to see because of their small size.

The earliest prevention against disease and pest threat is careful examination during the purchasing process. It is important to know the difference between harmful pests and beneficial insects. Some insects may lay their eggs on your plant's leaves in order to feed on pests, which is actually beneficial to your flower. Removal of the wrong eggs could potentially promote pest survival and growth.

Characteristics & Attributes:


Attributes:

  • No Deadheading
  • Compact
  • Mini Flower

Design Use:

  • Filler
  • Ground Cover
  • Versatile
  • Edging
  • Window Boxes
  • Container
  • Trellis / Wall
  • Border
  • Mass Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Exposure:

  • Full Sun / Part Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Mid Green

Habit:

  • Trailing

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Well Drained
  • Moist

Vigor:

  • Medium