Flower / Plant:

Common name: Mexican heather, false heather, Hawaiian heather, Mexican false heather. Family: Lythraceae. Genus: Cuphea. Scientific name: Cuphea hyssopifolia. Height: 12-18 in. (30-45 cm). Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen. Bloom Time: Flowers freely. Flower color: Lavender.

Cuphea hyssopifolia (Mexican heather, false heather) is a small tropical evergreen sub-shrub. it is grown as an annual, container plant or houseplant. Flowers appear singly in the leaf axils along stems crowded with lance-shaped glossy green leaves. False heather flowers range from the typical purple and lavender to the less frequently seen white, pink and deep rose varieties.