Itsy Bitsy® Lilac False Heather
Cuphea hyssopifolia 'Monshi'
Full sun, Partial sun
Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
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THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- Ganim's Garden Center
320 Kings Hwy. Cut-Off Fairfield CT 06824
100 Connecticut Ave Norwalk CT 06850
- Reynolds Farms Nursery & Garden Center
Norwalk CT 06856
- Colonial Gardens
1174 Bronson Road Fairfield CT 06824
|Botanical Pronunciation||KYOO-fee-uh hiss-sop-ih-FOH-lee-uh|
|Lore||Plants 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 Maturity||Slow growing; reaches 8 to 12 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Small 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Accent, Edging, Ground Cover, Hanging Basket|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Companion Plants||Lilyturf (Liriope); Foxtail Fern (Asparagus densiflorus 'Myers'); Salvia (Salvia); Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus); Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11