Spotlight On: Mexican Heather
Scientific Name: Cuphea hyssopifolia
Common Name: Mexican Heather
Plant Type: Annual
Light: Part Sun, Sun
Height: 2 feet
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Mexican Heather is the definition of low maintenance summer flowers. They are beautiful, drought tolerant and their blooms last throughout the season.
The plant is more compact, almost growing like a shrub, making it ideal for a filler in any contaienr garden. It has small lavender flowers that cover the branches and stand out from the dark green and glsosy foloage. Overall, it has a lacy appearance.
Unfortunately, this is only an annual in our growing zone, but the texture and color the plant gives you makes it a must have in any garden. They need well-drained soil with full to partial sun. While they do best with regular watering, they are drought tolerant, so