Heather, Mexican –
Masses of six petal flowers cover lance-shaped, shiny leaves. Bushy rounded habit. Heat and sun lover. Blooms summer to fall. Landscape or containers.
Masses of medium-purple flowers start in late spring and keep coming until Oct. Lush, shiny foliage. Heat lover.
Winchester Gardens generally stocks this item.
Deadheading not necessary for continuous bloom but can be used to tidy plants.
Totally Tempted is a sun lover and actually performs better when not crowded in containers, but has a little room to breath. Though it is a fragile looking plant it is actually quite tough and don’t be afraid to put it to the test and put Totally Tempted out in the hot sun, water regularly to get the plant established, then let the watering taper off so they plants can really shine!
An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.
Crossandra – Create a decidedly tropical feel with these two heat- and sun-loving plants.
Lantana – Accent cuphea’s bright flowers with the festive tones in red, yellow, or orange lantana.
Mexican sunflower – Mexican sunflower’s brilliant orange or yellow blooms are a perfect contrast to the more intricate cuphea blooms.