Cuphea hyssopifolia, Mexican Heather

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SKU: WG44
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Container Size
3" (2.6x3.5")
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Details

Height:
12-16in
Spread:
16in
Zone:
9-11
Growth Habit:
compact form and fine flat textured foliage
Flower:
Small purple flowers
Foliage:
Glossy green
Light:
sun - partial shade
Bloom Time:
June - October
Care:

This plant prefers moist to well-drained soil. While it can tolerate some dryness, you will want to water it frequently.

Hold back on fertilizer for several months, from autumn to spring. Then apply a diluted liquid fertilizer to promote blooming.

Description:

Mexican false heather is a small tropical evergreen sub-shrub with many charming attributes. It is native to Mexico and Guatemala. Densely branched and rounded, it may be pruned lightly in spring if the plant becomes scraggly. Trumpet-shaped flowers have lavender petals and green calyx tubes. Hummingbirds and butterflies appreciate the flowers. They will bloom between summer and first frost. 

When grown as a house plant, be sure to provide it lots of bright light. Protect from direct light. Outside, it can be used in borders, beds, edgings, or ground cover. Also works as a houseplant, container plant, or hanging basket. If you do decide to grow in a container, consider overwintering the plant indoors. 

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This product was added to our catalog on Friday, December 10, 2010.
 

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