Cuphea, commonly known as 'Mexican Heather' or 'Cuphea hyssopifolia', is a resilient and colorful plant that thrives in full sun and well-drained soil. These low-maintenance annual flowers are perfect for gardeners seeking long-lasting blooms with minimal care. With a growth habit that is typically upright or mounded, Cuphea plants are ideal for flower beds, containers, or hanging baskets.
Not only do they add a splash of color to any setting, but they also serve an important role in pollinator gardens. As a pollinator magnet, Cuphea attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, supporting the ecosystem. They are particularly heat-tolerant and drought-tolerant, making them a practical choice for gardeners in warmer climates.
For best growing results, fertilize Cuphea 1-2 times per week to encourage a robust display of flowers. Whether you're a season gardener or a beginner, incorporating Cuphea plants into your garden is a surefire way to enjoy a vibrant and eco-friendly garden space. Shop our entire Cuphea collection and find the right plant for you.