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Mexican Heather Plants For Sale

Cuphea hyssopifolia

The Persian Shield's attractive glossy leaves emerge deep purple in the spring, turning purple with distinctive black veins and tinges of silver the rest of the year. It features dainty spikes of violet trumpet-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from late fall to late winter but is primarily grown for it's foliage.

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Mexican Heather Plants for Sale Online

Mexican Heather is a small, repeat-blooming annual plant that is heat and drought tolerant. Mexican Heather produces a profusion of small, lavender flowers over glossy green foliage. Use as a filler in mixed container gardens and drier areas of the garden such as rock gardens.


Growzone: 9-11 Mexican Heather Plants Hardiness Zone
Hardiness Zone: 9-11
Mature Height: 2 to 3 Feet
Mature Width: 18 to 24 Inches
Classification: Annual
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Habit: Upright, spreading
Flower Color: Purple
Foliage: Deep Green
Soil Condition: well-draining, moist
Water Requirements: Likes to stay slightly dry
Uses: mass planting, container plant

How to Care for Mexican Heather Plants

Before you buy a Mexican Heather Plant, make sure to read about the care instructions that are required and recommended to keep this plant healthy and thriving!

How Do I Water Mexican Heather Plants?

How Do I Water Mexican Heather Plants?

Mexican Heather Plants require evenly moist well-drained soil to thrive. However, it is important not to overwater because if they sit in standing water, they will die. A regular watering schedule will be the most beneficial for the plant's success.

What Type Of Fertilizer Does Mexican Heather Require?

What Type Of Fertilizer Does Mexican Heather Require?

To keep your Mexican Heather Plant in its best shape and continuously flowering, we recommend feeding them once or twice per month during the growing season. Any liquid fertilizer that has been diluted slightly will work perfectly. This will ensure your plant's leaves have the deepest coloring.

What is The Best Soil for Mexican Heather Plant?

What is The Best Soil for Mexican Heather Plant?

Mexican Heather plants require rich, well-draining soil that does not stay to wet. It is not particular to a specific pH and can tolerate urban polluted locations. Well-drained soil will help avoid any possibility of root rot, a disease this plant is susceptible to. However, this plant does require its soil to be moist at all times in fact it prefers to dry out between watering's. It is a tricky but important balance for your plant to get enough water and have its soil be moist without overwatering at the same time.

How Much Sun Do Mexican Heather Plants Need?

How Much Sun Do Mexican Heather Plants Need?

Mexican Heather prefers a sunny location that receives filtered sunlight each day. Even though they can survive in part shade, they do their best when planted in a sunny location. If you are planting Mexican heather in a garden, place it in a location that can be mostly sunny throughout the day. If you are using it in a container outside, make sure you place it in a location that does not get lots of direct sunlight. This will avoid any risk of burning the leaves or causing any other damage if the soil is allowed to get overly dry.


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