Bacopa 'Snowstorm Giant Snowflake'

Sutera cordata

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sutera (SOO-ter-uh) (Info)
Species: cordata (kor-DAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Snowstorm Giant Snowflake
Additional cultivar information:(PP17886; Snowstorm series; aka Danova906)
Hybridized by Danziger
Registered or introduced: 2007



Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade



Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

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


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


Atascadero, California

Fallbrook, California

La Verne, California

Long Beach, California

San Jose, California

Villa Park, California

Denver, Colorado

Fort George G Meade, Maryland

Saint Louis, Missouri

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 25, 2010, darylmitchell from Saskatoon, SK (Zone 3a) wrote:

Wow... as a container plant, this variety of sutera is outstanding. I put some in a partial shade container this summer. In spite of the wet weather, it grew very nicely, spilling over the side of the pot and flowering non-stop. Because it was so beautiful and easy to take care of, I plan to use it again.


On Apr 30, 2009, salgiambruno from La Verne, CA wrote:

I have this Bacopa (Sutera) cordata growing in the landscape. It is doing quite well as a groundcover. Reaching no higher than ground level, I see it getting nowhere near the 4-8" advertised, but that suits me just fine. As far as propagation goes, this particular plant is sending out roots as it spreads . . . nice!


On Nov 14, 2006, dansgirl from Atascadero, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:

I have my Giant Snowflake in a terracotta pot and it has done really well. I love the delicate white flowers of this plant. It currently sits in partial shade and I water it every other day. It very quickly grew and spread out draping itself over the edges of my pot. I just love how this plant drapes over the sides of the container creating a very whimsical look.