Alison False Heather

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Plant Information
Common Name Alison False Heather
Botanical Name Cuphea hyssopifolia 'Alison'
Plant Type Annual
Mature Height 15 to 18 in
Mature Width 18 to 2 ft
Growth Habit Spreading
Bloom Color Lavender
Bloom Interest Showy
Bloom Period May to September
Seasonal Interest Spring, Summer
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Type Simple
Fall Color Green
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Birds No
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
USDA Hardiness Zone 9 to 11
Zoned for KC Region No
Water Preference Moist,Well-drained
Maintenance Level Low
Cost Moderate
Watering Notes Annuals planted in containers should be watered by soaking the soil well and not watered again until the surface is dry about 1/2" down. This is on average every 2-3 days. Planted in the ground, annuals will need frequent watering when first planted, but
Fertilize Notes Most annuals are grown for their flowers and need a high phosphorus fertilizer like 10-20-10. They should be fertilized monthly. Or fertilize every 2-3 weeks if using a liquid feed program.