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Products > Sutera cordata Candy Floss Blue' ['Yasflos]
Sutera cordata Candy Floss Blue' ['Yasflos] - Blue Bacopa

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figworts)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [Sutera cordata 'Yasflos']
Height: <1 foot
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25° F
Sutera cordata Candy Floss Blue' PP12,616 ['Yasflos] (Blue Bacopa) - A flat spreading evergreen to semi-evergreen tender perennial to 8 to 10 inches tall that is often used as an annual but is winter hardy in USDA zones 10 and above. It has aromatic small dark green heart-shaped leaves and small round five-petaled blue flowers at the branch tips that are at their peak in spring but can also be found on the plant nearly year round. Plant in a well-drained soil in full coastal sun, light or partial shade and water regularly, especially when grown in full sun or with reflected heat. Candy Floss Blue was selected by for its large blue flowers in 1998 by Frederic Yates of Poplar Nursery in Cheshire, England. Its foliage is finer texture then Blue Showers. It received US Plant Patent PP12,616 , which has since expired. The parent plant for this cultivar, Sutera cordata, from South Africa has caused considerable confusion because of the marketing strategy to call the earliest introductions erroneously by the name “Bacopa cordata”; Bacopa is another genus in the Figwort Family (Scrophulariaceae) and the species are primarily aquatic plants from the new world and are not directly related to any of the cultivated Sutera. We grew this plant from 2001 to 2007. 

This information about Sutera cordata Candy Floss Blue' ['Yasflos] displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.