Itsy Bitsy® White False Heather

Cuphea hyssopifolia 'Monga'

SKU
08300
An excellent choice for rock gardens, or accenting borders. This small, ground-hugging, evergreen shrub is formed from masses of relaxed, twiggy branches holding tiny, glossy bright green leaves. Produces small white blooms nearly continuously in mild winter regions; treat as summer annual in colder areas.
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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
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 low-growing 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 ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic, Tropical
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Rock Garden, Edging, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover, Hanging Basket
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsHebe (Hebe); Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus); Lilyturf (Liriope); Phormium (Phormium); Fountain Grass (Pennisetum); Salvia (Salvia)

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. Apply a general fertilizer in early spring. For a tidy appearance, prune annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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