About Cuphea hyssopifolia (Mexican Heather)
This inviting subshrub is known as Cuphea hyssopifolia, or commonly as Mexican Heather. Densely packed with delicate purple flowers that repeat bloom from early summer to fall are just a few of the many prized characteristics of this compact variety. Reaching an average mature landscape size of 2 feet tall by 2 feet wide, it grows quickly into a fountain-like form. It is an easy care plant appropriate for any style landscape with showy flowers that are sure to please.
Planting and care instructions
Plant Cuphea hyssopifolia in an area that receives full to partial sun exposure using well draining soil. Water regularly after planting to help establish its root system then reduce frequency. While known to be an easy care plant, in the spring to maintain a cleaned up appearance, cut back any overgrowth or to contain its size.
Landscape design ideas
Mexican Heather is a great option for empty patio containers or planted along a pathway. It flows well with almost any style of landscape including rock gardens, cottage style gardens and contemporary landscape designs. As a quick grower and low maintenance plant variety, it make sense for those seeking an easy care landscape design.