Mexican Heather

  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Sun: Part Shade
  • Plant Size: 1 to 2 feet tall

Lavender-pink flowers and tiny leathery foliage make a delightful combination on this compact, shrubby plant. Mexican Heather is a good choice for summer color and texture in hot, humid climates. Evergreen in frost-free areas. Easy to grow.

Plant Spacing: 18-24 inches apart.

Secrets to Success »

Plant in well-drained soil. Pinch or shear to keep a mounded, compact form, or leave it to grow in a more natural shape. Mexican Heather is fairly drought tolerant, but regular watering produces a prettier plant.

Use »

Popular for pots, window boxes, and other containers, Mexican Heather also can be used in mass as a seasonal ground cover.

Try These Garden Companions »

  • Dusty Miller for an interesting foliage combination.
  • Lantana, another drought-tolerant selection.

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