Mexican Heather (Cuphea hyssopifolia)
Mexican Heather Plant FeaturesPrized for its lacy foliage and numerous jewel-like flowers, cuphea, commonly called Mexican heather, makes an ideal container or border plant. Growing just 10 to 18 inches tall, this shrubby, tropical annual is smothered in blooms all summer long. Plus, the flowers are as attractive to butterflies as they are to you. Colors include white, violet, or red. Mix Mexican heather with other annuals or use it to line a garden path or walkway. Hardy in zones 9-11.
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Mexican Heather Growing InstructionsPlant Mexican heather in a sunny or partially sunny spot with well-drained soil and feed with a slow-release granular fertilizer at planting time. Mexican heather likes to be watered whenever the surface of the soil feels dry to the touch.
This plant not intended for human or animal consumption.
Medium water needs
Outside: Part sun
Super-easy to grow
Complement your Mexican HeatherPetunia
Paired in containers, petunias and Mexican heather look terrific.
Dwarf marigolds and Mexican heather both hail from south of the border and love hot weather. Plus, the yellow or orange flowers of marigold look nice with the more pastel blooms of Mexican heather.
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