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Sutera cordata 'Abunda Blue Improved'

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sutera (SOO-ter-uh) (Info)
Species: cordata (kor-DAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Abunda Blue Improved
Additional cultivar information:(PP16666, Abunda Series, aka Balabimblu, Balablim)
Hybridized by S. Trees
Registered or introduced: 2006

Category:

Annuals

Groundcovers

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Good Fall Color

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:

Patented

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

Regional

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

Castro Valley, California

San Jose, California

Hampstead, Maryland

Munford, Tennessee

Pflugerville, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 20, 2005, karenmoody from Hampstead, MD wrote:

This went crazy in a hanging basket I had out this summer - I plan to bring it in this winter and hang it next to a sunny window, hopefully it will still be going by next spring!

Positive

On Mar 14, 2005, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Blooms all season. Filler for containers, baskets, window boxes. Fertilize every 2-3 weeks, keep soil moist at all times. a lovely addition to the garden. Mine has been in the ground now for almost 2 years, despite my neglect, it continues to bloom in full sun.