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Mexican Heather, False Heather
Cuphea hyssopifolia 'Magenta Border'

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Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cuphea (KYOO-fee-uh) (Info)
Species: hyssopifolia (hiss-sop-ih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Magenta Border
Additional cultivar information:(PP22157)
Hybridized by Elliot
Registered or introduced: 2010

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Round Rock, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 4, 2013, polakslady from Kalamazoo, MI wrote:

Grew this in Kalamazoo Michigan, it was beautiful! Small but gorgeous blooms all summer. Grew as an annual but would probably try to bring inside & winter-over if I use it again.

Neutral

On Jun 2, 2012, dicentra63 from West Valley City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:

Outback Plants page on the plant: http://www.outbackplants.com.au/index.php?p=1_28