The Mexican Heather Plant – Cuphea hyssopifolia. Also called false heather. A small plant that will bloom in mid-summer until fall. Produces small but profuse flowers even in the Southwest heat.
Where to plant it?
Place in a nice container or plant them in the front of other taller evergreen shrubs. Plant several in a row along sidewalks or pathways for a great effect. They are perfect in rock gardens or xeriscape landscape.
How big will they get?
Mexican heather will grow about 2-3 ft. wide and tall. They are considered a perennial but will go semi-dormant during the winter seasons.
It can take full sun and partial shade. They will do great underneath a large shade tree providing there is filtered light coming through. Provide it with lots of water the first 2-3 years after initial planting. Then cut back to every other day during the summer months.
The Mexican Heather plant is native to Mexico
Sunset growing zones 16-24
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