Another addition to our balcony is the Sutera Cordata is the scientific name for Bacopa or Ornamental Bacopa. Another synonym is Sutera diffusus.
I learnt from my florist that Bacopa a very popular plant for gardeners who want long- blooming plants for balcony containers and hanging baskets. It spills beautifully over over the edge of any type of planter box. It blooms in sunlight and is a shortlived perennial. In warmer climates it will do a wonderful job as a border or a ground cover.
With an origin in southern Africa, bacopa is a species in the genus Sutera (Scrophulariaceae) and is now more properly called Chaenostoma cordata. Small dark green heart shaped leaves and small round five-petaled white flowers at the branch tips can be found year round, but at its prime in spring. There are white, light pink to violet-blue types. (In the corner, the large flower is a Blue Anemone.)
They are lovely as groundcover sprawling in the garden, but do not return or recover well after a cold winter.