Itsy Bitsy® Lilac False Heather

Cuphea hyssopifolia 'Monshi'

SKU
8304
Stellar rock garden plant that may bloom continuously in the south, and for a long season in the north. Bright green leaves grace twiggy limbs that produce masses of dainty, lilac hued flowers that re-occur throughout the growing season. Ground hugging habit nestles well into rock gardens, around boulders, or as a vivid accent in borders. Evergreen. Full to partial sun. Slow growth to just 8 inches high and 18 inches wide.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationKYOO-fee-uh hiss-sop-ih-FOH-lee-uh
LorePlants and flowers are a lure for sulphur butterflies. Despite it's common name it is not related to the European or South African heathers.
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 8 to 12 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasSmall ground hugging perennials make excellent groundcover for the front of the perennial border or to cover up exposed legs on older shrubs. Equally suited for slopes and banks where drainage is assured. Destined for rock gardens where they nest the stones in foliage and color. Good edging to define a footpath or set of flagstone steppers. Spreading form will soften edges of raised planters and retaining walls. Suited to containers and best in terra cotta or porous stone troughs with good air exchange.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic, Tropical
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Houseplant, Rock Garden, Accent, Edging, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover, Hanging Basket
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, North American Native Selection, Heat Loving, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureHeat and Drought Tolerant

Easily grown in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established in the landscape, reduce frequency; continue to water container plants when soil surface becomes dry. Fertilize in early spring. For a tidy appearance, prune annually to shape.

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