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Combine & care for snowflake flower – What flowers are good combination partners?

If you are looking for a perennial flowering plant for the garden, balcony or terrace, the snowflake flower is just the right choice. The creeping ground cover native to Africa is not only suitable for flower beds, but also impresses as a hanging plant in window boxes and hanging baskets. But what goes with the snowflake flower? We’ll give you some tips and ideas on what other plants you can combine the snowflake flower with to create beautiful arrangements.

Combine snowflake flower – features of the pretty plant.

Combine snowflake flower - Set the scene for small and large varieties

With this ground cover, also known as Bacopa or Sutera, you can expect a long flowering period. But when does the snowflake flower (Sutera cordata) actually bloom? From about May until October it delights us with its flowering splendor. The flowers impress with their white color, as the name suggests. In fact, they are so numerous that they give the impression that the bed or planter is covered with snow. But if you think that white is the only possible color of flowers, you are wrong. In fact, you can also find varieties in soft purple and pink, so you can combine the white snowflake flower to get pretty and contrasting color combinations.

Snowflake flowers – What they need:

Hanging flowers for garden, terrace or balcony in white color

Since it is a ground cover, it is only logical that this plant does not grow very tall. But how high does the snowflake flower grow? With the Bacopa, a growth height of 15 to 20 cm can be expected. To develop well, it needs a sunny to semi-shaded location, but without blazing midday sun, and should be watered regularly. This means that you should keep the soil moist, but avoid waterlogging. Wait until the soil has dried to about an inch deep and then water the plant. So, to create a suitable arrangement, if you combine the snowflake flower, you should choose plants that have similar or the same requirements.

Combine snowflake flower - what flowers are suitable

The Satura is also relatively easy to care for in terms of nutrient requirements. A liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks is quite enough. If you want to combine the snowflake flower, keep in mind that it grows quite opulent. Therefore, plan a planting distance of 20 cm, so that the individual plants do not interfere with each other. Normal potting soil from the store is perfectly suitable. To avoid rotting roots due to waterlogging, you can add a drainage layer. Cut it only before you overwinter the snowflake flower, that is, before moving it to winter quarters or when it is absolutely necessary to shorten individual shoots. Otherwise, you will prevent the plant from developing lush and dense inflorescences.

Combining snowflake flower with other flowers

Combining snowflake flowers - white, pink or purple flowers as accents in the arrangement


Before we tell you a few flowers that you can combine with snowflake flower, we would like to emphasize that it is also extremely pretty as a solitary plant. If you find the white color alone too boring, you can choose other colors of flowers instead, or mix the white ones with colored ones. Especially as hanging plants, these specimens work particularly well with:

Angelonia (Angelonia angustifolia).

Combine snowflake flower with Angelonia angustifolia with grape-like inflorescences

Angelonias are annual flowers with blossoms in white or blue-purple, which bloom from May to October and can be perfectly combined with those of the snowflake flower. The plants grow upright and for this reason are best used as a backdrop or centerpiece in an arrangement with bacopa.

Combine snowflake flower with begonias (Begonia).

Combine snowflake flower with begonias of any color


Choose any colors of begonia flowers to partner with snowflake flowers, which you can enjoy from April through September. Create combinations of similar shades or contrasts with white snowflake flowers and a bold flower color of begonias. The leaf colors and patterns of begonias are also real eye-catchers and great complements to the delicate bacopa. Learn how to combine ice begonias in this article .

Blue Mauritius (Convolvulus sabatius).

Plant Blue Mauritius (Convolvulus sabatius) as a hanging plant with Sutera

This is a pretty perennial flower with bluish-purple flowers similar to those of petunias. Blue Mauritius also blooms from May to October, making it the perfect combination partner throughout the season.

Variegated nettle (Coleus)

Combine snowflake flower with variegated nettle (coleus) for a beautiful combination with flower and leaf colors

Instead of flowers, this doozy impresses with beautiful leaf colors in red, copper, yellow or green. So, you’ll get plenty of color choices to experiment with when you combine the snowflake flower. This perennial plant creates texture and color on the patio or balcony in a particularly interesting way.

Calibrachoa

Combine snowflake flower with Calibrachoa - colorful mix of colors

Like most of the flowers we listed, calibrachoa blooms from May to October. This annual flower is reminiscent of the petunia with its flower shape and also comes in a wide variety of colors. Its drooping shoots make it perfect for hanging baskets and to combine with sutera.

Combining snowflake flower with Diascia

Combine with Diascia snowflake flower for delicate blooms

In both upright and hanging form, Diascia in turn represents an annual flower with both strong and delicate shades of orange, red and plum. The flowering period takes place from May to October, so the flowers will always provide beautiful colors together, if you combine them with the snowflake flower.

Elf mirror (Nemesia).

Combine snowflake flower with elf mirror (Nemesia) resembling pansies

Annual elf mirrors bloom from June to October, so they add extra color to your arrangement a little later. The elf mirror is somewhat reminiscent of pansies in terms of flower shape , but they are much smaller in size. Perfect, then, if you want to create a particularly delicate arrangement. If you want to combine it with the snowflake flower you have a hard choice between a wide variety of colors and color combinations.

Fuchsia (Fuchsia)

Fuchsia with hanging flowers as a partner for Bacopa

For a beautiful mix of colors, the fuchsia is also ideal, because it comes in a variety of colors. This perennial blooms from May to September and is just as easy to care for as the Bacopa.

Geraniums (Pelargonium)

Plant standing geraniums (Pelargonium) with snowflake flowers in a basket.

Geraniums are the classic choice for outdoor potted plants, so it’s no wonder that they combine just as wonderfully with the snowflake flower. They, too, are perennial and available in a variety of colors. Furthermore, you have a choice between hanging and standing varieties, so you can create pretty combinations in terms of texture and height as well (for example, standing geraniums as a background and sutera in front of it or as a focal point and snowflake flowers around it).

Combining snowflake flowers with petunias (Petunia)

Petunias (Petunia) to snowflake flowers - mix large and small flowers

Another popular classic for boxes, pots and hanging baskets are, of course, petunias. And the choice of colors and color combinations is certainly one of the reasons. With a blooming period from May to October, they make a perfect combination with snowflake flowers, and of course you have a wide choice on the color combination, so you can match them even to your outdoor textiles. Avoid hanging petunias, however. Because of their large flowers, they would steal the show from the delicate flowers of the Sutera.

Woolly zest (Stachys byzantina)

Woolly zest (Stachys byzantina) with silvery green leaves and red or pink inflorescences

Woolly zest can be an annual or biennial and blooms from June to August in beautiful colors of red and pink. But that is by no means all that this plant impresses with. In fact, it has pretty silvery leaves , which beautifully accentuate not only its own flower colors, but also those of its combination partners, of course. So, if you combine the woolly zest with the snowflake flower, you will get a unique arrangement that will attract all eyes to your balcony or terrace.

Combine snowflake flower – ideas for arrangements.

In white and green

Geraniums, evergreens, green lily, snowflake flowers for a white and green arrangement

If you prefer it simple, you can resort to neutral colors of white and green for the flower arrangement. Such a combination you get, for example, with this example:

A – Geranium (Pelargonium “Allure White”)
B – Green line (Chlorophytum comosum)
C – Large periwinkle (Vinca major)
D – Snowflake flower (Sutera “Abunda Giant White”)

White geraniums and pansies, asparagus herb, ivy and elf mirror in the flower box in front of the window

Or how about this variation?

  • white pansies
  • white geraniums
  • ivy
  • asparagus herb
  • elf mirror

Colorful planter

Geranium, dragon tree, verbena, evergreen, ivy in a planter for the garden

Things get a little more colorful in this example. Purple, pink and lilac come into their own in front of the jagged dragon tree, making the neutral white blossoms of the snowflake flowers no less the center of attention. You will need the following plants if you want to combine snowflake flowers in this way:

A – Geranium (Pelargonium “Tango Hot Pink”).
B – Verbena (Verbena “Lanai Blue”)
C – Snowflake flower (Sutera “Calypso Jumbo White”)
D – Ivy (Hedera canariensis)
E – Large periwinkle (Vinca major)
F – Dragon tree (Dracaena indivisa)

Combining green and variegated leaf colors with snowflake flower

Geranium, funnel vine, impatiens, club line, bacopa, canna in a narrow pot

A beautiful mix of plants at different levels and with different leaf colors . This arrangement has everything your heart desires: texture, color and variety!

A – Geraniums (Pelargonium ‘Savannah Hot Pink Sizzle’)
B – Funnel Vine (Ipomoea “Sidekick Black”)
C – Funnel vine (Ipomoea “Sidekick Lime”)
D – Impatiens “Sonic Sweet Cherry
E – Club lily (Cordyline)
F – Snowflake flower (Sutera “Calypso Jumbo White”)
G – Canna “Pretoria

Silver arrangement

Combine elf mirror, spurge, woolly zest and white snowflake flower for silvery splendor

Only four plants make up this flower arrangement, but they pack a punch. The elegant silvery-green foliage colors harmonize beautifully with the lilac flowers of the Elf’s Mirror, but concede just as much showiness to the actually plain white flowers of the Sutera. So, for this arrangement, you can combine the snowflake flower:

  • Background: elf mirror “Blue Bird”.
  • In the middle row: spurge (Euphorbia “Glacier Blue”) and woolly zest (Stachys byzantina)
  • In the foreground: Snowflake flower “Gulliver White

Lush hanging basket

Calibrachoa, petunias and begonias combined with white snowflake flowers

Lush and colorful, this arrangement is just perfect for hanging baskets. Red is combined with pink and complemented by the hanging green and white shoots of snowflake flowers. A real eye-catcher on any terrace or balcony!

  • Calibrachoa “Superbells Dreamsicle”
  • Petunia “Supertunia Bordeaux
  • Snowflake flowers “Snowstorm Giant Snowflake
  • Begonia “Santa Cruz

Plain and simple for the big tub

Combine snowflake flower with boxwood in a pot at the entrance area

An arrangement couldn’t be simpler! Do you have a boxwood in a tub that you’d like to spice up a bit? Hanging plants or creeping groundcovers are perfect for filling in the empty space between the hedge plant and the edge of the tub, while adding some pretty blooms – whether you combine white, pink or purple snowflake flowers this way.

Motley flowers with white accent

Yellow capitula, petunias and calibrachoa as colorful accents to white bacopa

Do you want a lot of color on the terrace or balcony without clashing colors, this combination would be a great idea. You can combine in this way the snowflake flower, adding to it the following flowers:

  • Yellow Cape Basket (Osteospermum).
  • Petunias in light purple
  • Calibrachoa in purple

Idea for beautiful flower arrangements in a tub, flower pot, window box or hanging basket