Family: Scrophulariaceae

Scientific Name: Sutura chordata MegaCopa series

Common Name: MegaCopa Blue


Megacopa Blue Bacopa (Sutera cordata) is a florific plant. The flowers are blue to lavender blue. It is a tender perennial grown as an annual in cooler regions.

Pronunciation(skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (soo-TER-ah)(cor-DA-ta)
Plant TypePerennial Tender, Site author's observations
Hardiness Zone9-11
Sunlightfull, mostly sunny, some shade
Moistureaverage, may require more moisture in hot dry full sun
Soil & Siteaverage
Growing Mediaaverage
Flowerssmall,dark blue to lavender blue, abundant
Leavesgreen, small, 1/2 inch leaves, alternate
Stemsprocumbent stems
Dimensions4-6 inches tall, mat forms, can be used as a spiller in containers
Maintenancesome pruning to maintain the plant
Propagationpatented plant, cuttings
Native SiteSpecies native to the South African Cape.
Misc FactsGenus named after botanist Johah Suter (1766-1827). Cordata refers to the heart shaped leaves.
Author's NotesThis Bacopa was a knock out in my containers (zone #5). It was growing in full sun. Seemed to slow down in the heat of the summer but came on strong as the weather cooled in the fall.
Notes & Reference#51-Armitage's Manual of Annuals, Biennials, and Half-Hardy Perennials (Alan Arimitage), #109-Annuals and Tender Perennials for North American Gardens (Wayne Winterrowd)
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