Ask a Question forum: Wintering bacopa plants in zone 5?

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Oct 29, 2016 3:37 PM CST
Can this be done?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Oct 29, 2016 7:04 PM CST

I don't think it can be wintered outside. In cold areas, they are usually treated as annuals (although they are perennials).

The good news is that you can take cuttings and keep those inside over the winter while they root.
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Oct 30, 2016 5:16 AM CST
Welcome! I assume you mean the plant Sutera cordata which has the common name Bacopa, a tender perennial commonly grown as an annual as Daisy said. You could try overwintering it as a houseplant on a windowsill. Just to confuse things, there are also plants with the scientific genus name Bacopa and they can be either annual or perennial depending on species.

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