The outstretched branches of Ornamental Sutera ‘Abunda Colossal Blue’ are covered with masses of sky blue blooms spring to autumn – that is nearly year round. They really are fantastic.
Ornamental Sutera have wonderful trailing stems that are covered in flowers for many months. They look fantastic spilling from pots or hanging baskets. In the garden they are lovely atop a retaining wall, as a ground cover, or along paths and garden bed edges.
The leaves are mid to deep green and grow along the stems. They remain evergreen where the weather is warm year round. Here in Victoria they tend to go into a winter stasis but come back quickly as the weather warms. In fact, I am here at the computer gazing at my hanging basket in May that is in glorious flower and has been since September. There are flowers all year really but they are best from late spring to winter.
Plant Ornamental Sutera in full sun to part shade. Choose a moderately fertile to humus rich, moist, well drained soil. It is advisable to add a slow release fertiliser in spring and summer to keep them blooming at their best.
In pots use a good quality potting mix.
Sutra were previously known as Bacopa.
Summer to Autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade