Common Name: Mexican Heather, False Heather
Scientific Name: Cuphea hyssopifolia
Plant Family: Lythraceae
Light Requirements: Indirect Sun, Shade
Water Demand: Moderate-High
The Mexican Heather might look like a fragile plant with clusters of pink or white flowers and delicate green leaves. But this plant on the outside is sturdy to grow as a bush, edging, a small hedge, or even around the corners of paving to sidewalks. The Mexican Heather plants are small shrubs with trumpet-shaped purple flowers that bloom with spreading petals.