Cuphea Hyssopifolia ( Lavender) – Plant

Cuphea Hyssopifolia ( Lavender) – Plant

250.00 179.00

Cuphea Hyssopifolia is a small evergreen shrub.This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.

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With this purchase you will get:

01 Cuphea Hyssopifolia ( Lavender) Plant
01 5 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Description for Cuphea Hyssopifolia ( Lavender)

Plant height: 5 – 9 inches
Plant spread: 4 – 8 inches

Cuphea hyssopifolia is a small evergreen shrub native to Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. It grows to about 60 cm high by 90 cm wide and has purple, lavender or white coloured flowers and fine foliage.

Common name(s): False heather
Flower colours: Lavender
Bloom time: Flowers freely
Max reachable height: 1 to 2 feet
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow

Planting and care

Dig holes or beds wide, not deep Lightly amend heavy clay or sandy soils with organic matter Gently remove plants from containers, keeping the root ball intact
Loosen potting soil and roots around bottom and edges of root ball Plant level with surrounding soil, spreading roots outward

Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Well-drained soil
Water: Medium
Temperature: 50 to 60 degrees F (10 to 15 degrees C).
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Cuphea Hyssopifolia

    • Prune for size control and pedestrian safety, to remove dead or diseased plant parts, or to shape or train plants into hedges, topiary, espalier, or other interesting shapes
    Broadleaf plants, both evergreen and deciduous, can be cut as hard as needed, even back to main trunks. New growth sprouts near the cut ends.

Typical uses of Cuphea Hyssopifolia

Special features: Annual for borders, beds, ground cover or edgings along walkways or paths. Container plant for decks, patios or porches. Hanging baskets. Houseplant.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal use: Indigestion, dysentery

References

    http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a113

 

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