|Description||Profuse purple flowers on a versatile, tidy, compact shrub with finely textured, glossy, bright green foliage. Reblooms continuously, well into fall. Good for edging and seasonal color in beds and borders. A popular container plant for pots and baskets. Semi-evergreen.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches 2 ft. tall and wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Poolside, Edging|
|Design Ideas||A delightful subshrub to fill out beds and borders with foliage and flowers. Plant as edging or a small hedge for tropical gardens. Softens the corners of paving and sidewalks and helps to define pathways. Makes a fine nest for the base of a fountain, birdbath or sundial. Excellent for lush potted compositions.|
|Companion Plants||Fountain Grass (Pennisetum); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Salvia (Salvia); Phormium (Phormium)|
|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.|
|Lore||The Cuphea genus is comprised of over two hundred species distributed throughout the Americas. Cuphea hyssopifolia is native to Mexico and parts of Guatemala. The species name alludes to the similarity of the foliage to that of the European herb, hyssop. Commonly referred to as Mexican Heather or False Heather, it is of no relation to the European family of heathers. In some regions, this plant is known as the "elfin herb" due to its small flowers and foliage.|
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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.