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