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PlantFiles: Bacopa
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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2006

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:
Light Blue
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

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:

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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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive karenmoody 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 hanna1 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.


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

Castro Valley, California
San Jose, California
Hampstead, Maryland
Munford, Tennessee
Pflugerville, Texas

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