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Itsy Bitsy® Lilac False Heather

Cuphea hyssopifolia 'Monshi'

Pronunciation: KYOO-fee-uh hiss-sop-ih-FOH-lee-uh
SKU #08304
9-11

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OVERVIEW
Description A small, ground-hugging shrub that is formed by masses of relaxed, twiggy branches holding tiny, glossy bright green, lance-shaped leaves and produces small lilac-colored blooms in summer. An excellent accent plant for rock gardens, borders, and containers. A frost-tender evergreen that blooms nearly continuously in warm winter regions.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Slow growing; reaches 8 to 12 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Compact Form
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Spreading
Flower Attributes Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Ground Cover, Accent, Edging, Hanging Basket
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 Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Lilyturf (Liriope); Foxtail Fern (Asparagus densiflorus 'Myers'); Salvia (Salvia); Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus); Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
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.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.