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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 Outback Plants, Ltd., Austraila

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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

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive polakslady 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 dicentra63 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

Regional...

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

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Round Rock, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah



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