Ornamental Grasses

Itsy Bitsy® Lilac False Heather

Cuphea hyssopifolia 'Monshi'
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POS ID: 106068
A small, ground-hugging shrub that is formed by masses of relaxed, twiggy branches holding tiny, glossy bright green, lance-shaped leaves and produces small lilac-colored blooms in summer. An excellent accent plant for rock gardens, borders, and containers. A frost-tender evergreen that blooms nearly continuously in warm winter regions.
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Container Size:
1 gallon
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Quick Facts

  • Heat and Drought Tolerant
  • Compact Form, Easy Care, Heat Loving, North American Native Selection
  • Border, Coastal Exposure

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A small, ground-hugging shrub that is formed by masses of relaxed, twiggy branches holding tiny, glossy bright green, lance-shaped leaves and produces small lilac-colored blooms in summer. An excellent accent plant for rock gardens, borders, and containers. A frost-tender evergreen that blooms nearly continuously in warm winter regions.

Weight: 3 lbs

Container Size: 1 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Ornamental Grasses

Leaf Color

Green

Mature Height

Up to 12 inches

Mature Width

Up to 24 inches

Grower/Brand

Monrovia

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Bloom Time

Summer

Bloom Color

Purple

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Easily grown in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established in the landscape, reduce frequency; continue to water container plants when soil surface becomes dry. Fertilize in early spring. For a tidy appearance, prune annually to shape.

Growth Rate

Slow

Water Needs

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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