Sutera is a genus of annual and perennial flowering plants and shrubs of the family Scrophulariaceae mainly confined to Africa. S cordata was named Manulea cordata in 1800 by Thunberg. Bentham renamed it Chaenostoma in 1836, Kuntze changed it to Sutera in 1891 on the grounds of Synonymy. In 1994 Hilliard considered the two terms subgenera of Sutera, but in 2005 Kornhall and Bremer separated the two again, placing S cordata in Chaenostoma!
Illustrated here is a garden hybrid, Sutera 'Dancop28'( SCOPIA® GULLIVER BLUE SENSATION, SCOPIA® SERIES) PP21551. They are pretty little pale blue-violet flowers with yellow throats cover the toothed foliage on the Scopia® Gulliver Blue Sensation. This hybrid cultivar from the Scopia™ Series is a vigorous, trailing, tender perennial, descended from plants native to South Africa. It was selected in 2007 by plant breeders at a greenhouse facility in Israel.
Like other Suteras, it is prized as a container plant and groundcover. The flowers rise above just the stems, facing upward, are larger than those of parental species and appear continuously as long as the plant is growing and conditions are sunny and mild. With a rounded habit and somewhat spreading branch tips, 'Dangul14' - marketed as Scopia® Gullivar Blue Sensation - grows and blooms best in well-drained, moist soil or potting mix. Its mounded, rather compact habit and tireless bloom make it useful for hanging baskets, planters and containers, or as a year-round groundcover where winters are frostless and summers are mild.
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You really take wonderful flower photos and here is another one!ReplyDelete
what a great colorReplyDelete
Beautiful blue colour.ReplyDelete
That's a lovely little hybrid, I think it would be wonderful in a hanging basket. Your photo does it justice.ReplyDelete
One of my favourites for pots.ReplyDelete
Delightful....love the colour!ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend.....
Pretty purple petals! Thanks for hosting.ReplyDelete
So cute - such a delecate color!ReplyDelete
Have a very nice weekend, Nick!
never seen a variety for in the garden! I think our weather is to cold for them. Groetjes HettyReplyDelete
It does grow in the uk - in white anyway and I have it in hanging baskets [ which I don't always hang but often place on a stand instead - easier to water that way].Delete
So pretty an what a lovely colour.....ReplyDelete
Heisann, pretty, little flowers! Still missing inlinkz. Have a nice weekend ;:OD)ReplyDelete
Nick, dazzling color. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Love that gorgeous color and a very pretty flower.ReplyDelete
Hiya Nick - are we allowed to talk to each other on your comments page ? :-)ReplyDelete
Thank you for hosting and visiting us all so faithfully.
Of course, Joanna! This place is for everyone who shares a passion about plants and flowers. Talking to each other spreads the knowledge (and the love :-)Delete
Seu blog é super lindo!!!
Flores tão diferentes, tão exóticas, tantas cores maravilhosas!!!
Bom fim de semana!
Sorry about the link. I have fix it now.ReplyDelete
Гарні! Схожі на фіалки.ReplyDelete