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Annuals – Mexican Heather

  • Mexican heather 

Botanical name: cuphea hyssopifolia 

Average size at maturity: up to 2 ft in height and 3 ft in width 

Bloom time: summer, fall 

Hardy zone: zones 9-11

Flower color: purple/white/pink/red

Foliage color: green 

Growth rate: can reach fully mature size in first growing season 

Pruning needs: deadhead and remove dead or dying foliage as needed

Landscape use: common border, potted, or hanging basket plant 

Light needs: at least 6 hours of sun per day

Special features: attracts birds and butterflies

Water needs: allow soil to partially dry between watering sessions

Fertilizing needs: use an ericaceous fertilizer in late march or early april

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