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 

 

 

Christian Goers