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Description for Cuphea Hyssopifolia ( Lavender)
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.
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
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