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Cuphea glutinosa
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Cuphea glutinosa

Mexican Heather

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Item #: 1489

Zones: 7a to 10b, at least

Height: 8" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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This amazing North American native, found only in a few counties in east Texas and west Louisiana, is one of the finest full sun groundcovers we've ever grown...native or otherwise. The low mounding 8" tall x 4' wide (10 years) mats consist of arching, wiry, reddish stems, clothed with tiny, pointed green leaves. A patch of Cuphea glutinosa is covered from late April through November with hundreds of small, light purple flowers...each one with dark stripes radiating out from the center...extremely cute and a superb groundcover! Cuphea glutinosa should not be used by gardeners on a glutin-free landscape diet.