Hawaiian Heather, Elfin Herb -

(Cuphea hyssopifolia)

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Other Common Names: Mexican Heather, Cuphea, False Heather,
Family: Lythraceae Genus: Cuphea Species: hyssopifolia
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In frost-free zones, this heather makes a great evergreen groundcover with non-stop bloom in borders, foundation plantings and containers. In USDA Zones 8 and above, treat it like a perennial for spring-to-fall interest in beds and borders. In cooler climates, enjoy Mexican heather as an annual, either in the ground or in pots. In any area, the fine-textured foliage and flowers make it a perfect partner for bolder leaves and blooms. It also makes a nice houseplant.

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Maple Tree · Gardenality Genius · Zone 10A · 30° to 35° F · Comment About Pruning
The Mexican Heather rarely need pruning. Prune lightly if the plant becomes scraggly looking. You can trim it to the ground if it becomes leggy and it will grow back easily every time with lush growth and more blooms.

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