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Sutera 'Taifun White'

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sutera (SOO-ter-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Taifun White
Additional cultivar information: (PP14444, aka Wesbawei)
Hybridized by Westhoff; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2004

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

under 6 in. (15 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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No positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative RonniePitman On Apr 21, 2006, RonniePitman wrote:

An attractive plant, but it did not do well. Planted it in water-logged soil, per nurseryman's instructions, but whether it was too much water, or too hot in a Texas spring heatwave, the plant succumbed after a few days. As it began to fail, I moved it from all-day sun to dappled sun, then transplanted it to a pot with drainage, to no avail.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Salem, Ohio

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