Scientific Name: Cuphea hyssopifolia (incl. hybrid cvs.)
Common Name: Mexican heather
Family Name: Lythraceae
Origin: Central America, Mexico
Hardiness Zone: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 °C)
Plant Type: Annual, Flowering pot plant
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like, Oval - horizontal
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Rock garden
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Leathery, Pinnate venation, Pubescent, Elliptic, Lanceolate, Crenate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers solitary, White, Violet, Pink, Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Low growing bushy shrub; leaves opposite, mostly elliptic, up to 2.5cm long x 7mm wide, petioles very short; flowers all summer into autumn.