Chaenostoma cordatum, known as bacopa or ornamental bacopa, is one of 52 species in the genus Chaenostoma, known in its cultivated forms. It originated in Southern Africa, and is a tender perennial forming a ground cover or grown in hanging baskets.
Different varieties of Bacopa grow to various heights, most spread readily and are indeterminate (meaning they can spread as far as there is soil to inhabit and room to grow). Foliage is dark green, and the small (no larger than 1.5” inches across) elongated, heart-shaped green leaves provide a pretty backdrop to the attractive, five-petaled flowers. The cascading or trailing annual Bacopa plant has small, white five-petaled flowers in the springtime and throughout the summer.There are three different types of the Sutera flowering plant producing white flowers. Snowflake grows to be one or 2” inches tall and has very small white flowers. Giant Snowflake grows to be 6” – 8” inches tall and has larger flowers. Snowstorm is very much like Snowflake, but it is more heat tolerant.