Saturday, April 11, 2015

How to grow Mexican heather


If you're looking for a landscape shrub that will quickly fill in the blank spots, Mexican Heather is your girl. But be careful! Mexican Heather is on my list of plants that take over the world. It starts off small and compact and well-behaved. Given unlimited realm, however, Mexican Heather becomes an unruly mob and you'll be yanking it out of your flower bed.

That said, Mexican Heather is a great pick-me-up for a sad, barren patch of dirt. You'll love it if you confine it to one area -- say, in a small plot by your mailbox. It will fill in that spot beautifully and will be easy to contain.

Mexican Heather
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Drought-resistant
2 feet tall
Prolific bloomer
Ground cover
Loves hot and humid
Year-round bloomer in Zone 9
Flowers: purple, pink, white
Invasive

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