Bacopa or Sutera ‘Premier Blue’
Bacopa ‘Premier Blue‘ is from the family of Scrophulariaceae. It is a creeping annual or a ground cover, native to South Africa. It grows about 4″ or 10 cm tall and creeps to 2 feet or 60 cm. Bacopa flowers from spring to fall. Other names include Sutera cordata ‘Premier Blue’, Water Hyssop ‘Premier Blue’, or Chaenostomacordatum cordata ‘Premier Blue’.
Bacopa has heart-shaped but elongated leaves. They are dark green. The flowers are five-petaled and are bluish-purple with a yellow center.
How to grow Bacopa or Sutera cordata ‘Premier Blue’
Grow Bacopa or Sutera cordata in full sun or partial shade. Plant it in moist, fertile, but well-drained soil. Use it as ground cover or a trailing plant in baskets and pots. Water it regularly and avoid letting it dry out but never let it get soggy. Propagate Bacopa by layering. Bacopa or Sutera is generally disease-free, but watch out for aphids. Fertilize Bacopa every three weeks. Deers usually leave it alone. This plant is self-maintaining, you won’t need to dead-head the flowers.