top of page

Cuphea hyssopifolia 'MonTroy'

Itsy Bitsy Rose False Heather

Cuphea

Comments

Exceptional, freely branching shrub or subshrub with dramatically larger rose-pink and purple tubular flowers; grown as an annual in cooler climates; great for bedding, shrub borders, and containers in warm climates

Description

Exceptional, freely branching shrub or subshrub with dramatically larger rose-pink and purple tubular flowers; grown as an annual in cooler climates; great for bedding, shrub borders, and containers in warm climates

Landscape Attributes

Itsy Bitsy Rose False Heather is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Itsy Bitsy Rose False Heather is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Itsy Bitsy Rose False Heather will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

8b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

12 inches

24 inches

rich

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

Members of:

bottom of page