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PlantFiles: Mexican Heather, False Heather
Cuphea hyssopifolia 'Alba'

Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cuphea (KYOO-fee-uh) (Info)
Species: hyssopifolia (hiss-sop-ih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Alba

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
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

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

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Other details:
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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive almcfarla On Dec 7, 2005, almcfarla from Baytown, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Same as Vossner... mine are in the ground. They are cold hardy in this area.

Positive vossner On Aug 16, 2004, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

mine are planted in ground, mostly sun and have done well. I'd characterize its growth as in between moderate and fast.


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

New Port Richey, Florida
Tallahassee, Florida
Baytown, Texas
Garland, Texas
Richmond, Texas

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