How to Plant Bacopa

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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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