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Cuphea hyssopifolia/Mexican Heather

Cuphea hyssopifolia / Cuphea hyssopifolia
Ground cover of Mexican heather
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Ground cover of Mexican heather

Plants in full bloom in summer

Tiny purple flowers

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Scientific Name: Cuphea hyssopifolia
Common Name: Mexican Heather
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Purple
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Comments: Purple is the predominate flower color seen in gardens, however white and pink selections are available. An easy to grow perennial has rewarding flowers for months. Nematodes are sometimes a problem. Frost will kill tops, but plants usually return the following spring if stumps and roots are mulched during the winter. Cut off cold damaged parts after first frost. Fertilize several times during the growing season. Makes a handsome warm season ground cover in flower beds. Blooms several months.