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Mexican Heather

Genus: Cuphea.

Species: Cuphea hyssopifolia.

These shrubby, low-growing, heat-loving perennials have finely textured leaves and flowers. Their brightly colored tubular flowers bloom generously in summer. They look like tiny cigars or firecrackers in purple, red or white with white or green tips. Use for bedding or edging and in containers and hanging baskets. Also grown as houseplants in light shade. They are hardy in warm winter areas. Thrives in Acid soil, alkaline soil. Pinch growing tips for compact growth, and cut older plants back. Water during growing/blooming season, keeping soil evenly moist.

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