COMMON NAMES: Mexican Heather, False Heather
BOTANICAL NAME: Cuphea hyssopifolia
LOCATION: Light shade to partial sun
HEIGHT: 1 – 2 feet
SPACING: 1 foot
HABIT: Also known as false heather, annual with small purple flowers all summer on lacy foliage. Very small, glossy, dark green leaves, dormant in winter. Dainty purple or white flowers, ever glooming during warm seasons. Can be aggressive and is best used as a groundcover where it has some room to grow. Attracts butterflies, can freeze to the ground.