Itsy Bitsy® Rose False Heather

Cuphea hyssopifolia 'MonTroy'

SKU
03012
An exceptional selection with a profusion of deep rose-pink summer-long blooms that are dramatically larger than others of its species. The densely branched, compact, ground-hugging form with tiny, glossy, bright green leaves and flood of heat tolerant flowers is a standout in borders and rock gardens. A frost-tender evergreen.
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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
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 8 to 12 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic, Tropical
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Rock Garden, Accent, Edging, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover, Hanging Basket
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Heat Loving, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsPhormium (Phormium); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Salvia (Salvia); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Purple 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

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