Mexican Heather -

(Cuphea hyssopifolia)

Annual Plants

Other Common Names: Cuphea, False Heather, Hawaiian Heather, Elfin Herb
Family: Lythraceae Genus: Cuphea Species: hyssopifolia
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Brent Wilson Planted · 8 years ago
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John Heider

John Heider · Gardenality Genius · Zone 9B · 25° to 30° F
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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John Heider · Gardenality Genius · Zone 9B · 25° to 30° 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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