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PlantFiles: Cuphea, Creeping Mexican Heather
Cuphea rosea 'Lavender Lace'

Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cuphea (KYOO-fee-uh) (Info)
Species: rosea (RO-zee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lavender Lace

Synonym:Cuphea hyssopifolia

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

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:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive hlraphael On Nov 17, 2008, hlraphael from Katy, TX wrote:

I love this plant, it blooms all year until the first frost. Some years it is evergreen, if not it comes back from seeds. Houstons humid hot weather is great for pink cuphea. It can't take to much sun here.Great under crepe myrtles.

Positive Don_Mader On Jun 11, 2006, Don_Mader from Victoria, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Grows well in South Texas in sun or part shade. Honey bees love it.


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

Citrus Heights, California
Martinez, California
San Leandro, California
Santa Clara, California
Opelousas, Louisiana
Lexington, South Carolina
Katy, Texas
Victoria, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah
Everett, Washington

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