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Allison Cuphea

Also known as Mexican or False Heather, this delicate-looking but tough and durable plant with small, deep green foliage and loads of tiny pinkish-purple flowers will bloom all summer long.  Can be grown as an annual in cooler climates and is great for bedding, borders, and containers in warmer climates.  Its pretty little flowers attract butterflies and bees.  This plant is considered self-cleaning, so deadheading is not necessary. Allison Cuphea will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is also considered as drought tolerant. Hardy in Zones 9 and warmer, it may die back after hard frosts, but will re-grow from the roots.