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By Ostrich

East northants, United Kingdom Gb

Hello everyone...2019...gosh! Over 3 years since we moved from West Wales to East Anglia...different gardening entirely!!
I planted Bacopa double ballerina snowball in a deep trough last summer. It now looks dead (naturally) but can anyone tell me if it is a perennial please. I get conflicting info from my researches, & prefer to take advice from those worthy folks who actually grow stuff!!
Thanks in advance for any replies.



I have been able to keep it some winters by putting it in a frost free shed. I don't think it would survive outside in this country.

4 Feb, 2019


It is a perennial - but not in the UK, here its treated as an annual, it needs a warmer climate to behave as a perennial, which is why you're getting conflicting information. This is true of quite a few plants like tender fuchsia, pelargoniums, marguerite daisy - all may survive if given shelter over winter in the UK, but are unlikely to survive outdoors over winter.

4 Feb, 2019


I agree, we treat it as an annual here. But another year you could try keeping it in a greenhouse (or somewhere frost-free) and it might survive if you’re lucky.

4 Feb, 2019


Thank you everyone....I'll dig it out then 'cos definitely not been protected. There are bulbs coming through it now anyway.

5 Feb, 2019

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