Invasive Heather??

brenda_g(9)June 27, 2010

I bought some "Mexican Heather" plants yesterday at Home Depot because I needed to replace some Verbenas that got off to a bad start (my fault) and the verbenas that I wanted were gone for the season from the nursery I usually buy from. These plants are Vigoro brand with tiny purple flowers. I looked online and started seeing forums, articles etc that said these are invasive, but a couple of other places that said they weren't.

These are for a mixed border. Anyone know if these are truly invasive plants in Southern California? I'm just wondering if I should go ahead and dig them up and take them back if they will take over the bed.

Any thoughts appreciated

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I just read the message about Mexican Heather not being a true Heather. Sorry if I posted to the wrong forum!

    Bookmark   June 27, 2010 at 8:51PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Cuphea are annuals for me.

I have never heard of them being invasive. You might ask on the California Gardening forum.

Here is a link that might be useful: Cal gardening forum

    Bookmark   July 8, 2010 at 12:53PM
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