Bacopa - Knowledgebase Question

Vista, CA
Question by hogenesx
November 29, 2000
I grow Bacopa (snowstorm) in Hanging Baskets.
Now the leaves are turning dark red/brown. Is this because the change off the season? Can they handle cold weather?

Answer from NGA
November 29, 2000


The bacopa genus belongs to the figwort family. Also known as water hyssop, most are small aquatic and subaquatic herbaceous plants. Bacopas are usually planted in bog gardens, shallow-water pools, and aquariums, preferring water temperatures of 60 to 70 degrees F. They produce their flowers above water in mid-summer. Bacopa is perennial in temperate regions like the southwest and partially up the Atlantic seaboard. It forms a mat of roots and leaves and flowers in the summer. In your region it should be winter hardy. If the plants are looking a bit bedraggled, it's probably just weather related. Water regularly but don't fertilize your plants until new growth begins in the spring.

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