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False heather

Cuphea hyssopifolia

Description

The False heather’s a petite shrub that grows 1-2 ft. high and 2-3 ft. wide, tiny bright green leaves are held in neat opposite pairs on outward growing branchlets. Small magenta flowers provide accent character within the foliage during the spring.

It grows best in loam-type soils and with regular water throughout the year.

Plant Type: Perennial
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Mounding, Compact
Growth Rate: Short-lived, Fast
Foliage Color: Medium green
Flower Color: Magenta
Flower Season: Summer, Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Loam, Clay
Exposure Adaptations: Morning sun, All day sun
Function: Residential spaces, Raised planters, Near pools and water features, Hummingbird plant, Small spaces, Grouped, Flowering accent plant, Container plant, Borders
Height: 1 ft. – 2 ft.
Width: 2 ft. – 3 ft.

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