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Invasive Heather??

Posted by brenda_g 9 (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 27, 10 at 20:32

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!

RE: Invasive Heather??

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

RE: Invasive Heather??


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