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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Plant Height: 18 - 24 inches
Plant Spread: 18 inches - 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Pink
Purple
White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Comments:
Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 9, 2011 6:52 PM

Mexican False Heather is a tropical evergreen sub-shrub that grows to 24" in height and 36" wide. It has highly branched, feathery foliage, with small oblong leaves appearing alternately along the stems. It prefers a semi-shady location and minimal pruning. Mexican False Heather is not bothered by pests.

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