Bacopa is also known as Water Hyssop and is generally grown as an annual. This low-growing plant reaches heights of 6 inches and produces tiny star-shaped blooms from mid-spring through late fall.These trailing plants are often found in hanging baskets also. The flowers are a pretty addition to any flower garden, boasting colors in shades of blue, pink, purple and white. Bacopa is a great starter plant for a new gardener because it is very easy to plant and grow, yet even an experienced gardener will love planting this little gem in their garden.
Things You'll Need
- Bacopa plants Sandy loam soil Water-soluble quick-release fertilizer
Prepare the soil in early spring right after the last frost. Till in sandy loam soil. This will help keep the soil moist when watering.
Dig a hole for each plant that is only as deep as the root ball and twice the width. Space the plants about 6 to 9 inches apart.
Set the plant in the hole so the top of the root ball is level with the ground's surface. Fill in with soil; do not pack down.
Water the plants well. These plants like moist to boggy soil. Water thoroughly early each morning. Do not wait until the plants have wilted to water them.
Use a water-soluble quick-release fertilizer. Fertilize the bacopa every two weeks during the growing period.
Cut off old spent blooms to help encourage new growth throughout the growing period. Blooms will appear in mid- to late spring and continue through the summer.
Tips & Warnings
- Bacopa can also be planted in hanging baskets.
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