Hyssopifolia Floriglory Maria, also known as Mexican Heather, is a hybrid of the annual flowering plant native to Mexico. Westhoff developed this cultivar for its superior vigor and flowering to free-trade varieties. Maria has a shrubby, upright habit of 10-12" tall and 16-18" wide. Small white six-petaled flowers bloom prolifically from spring through fall, flourishing in full sun with only regular water. This cultivar is well-suited to mass plantings, mixed containers, and landscape borders. This plant is drought-tolerant, heat-seeking, and pollinator-attracting. Create attractive color contrast by planting this flower alongside Floriglory Selena and Floriglory Sofia.
Hyssopifolia Floriglory Maria Selling Tips
Sell Hyssopifolia Floriglory Maria to customers looking for an annual for mass planting or to add to a landscape border or container. Cuphea offers many benefits, from heat and drought tolerance to a long bloom season, superior vigor, and attracting pollinators. This variety blooms abundantly with small white flowers on an upright mounding habit, flourishing in full or partial sun with no care besides regular water. Create an attractive summer landscape by planting Mexican Heather alongside Agastache, Crossandra, Lantana, and Mexican Sunflower.
Coach Your Customer
1. Space plants 16-18" apart in well-drained soil in a sunny location.
2. Water regularly, especially in extreme heat.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Hyssopifolia Floriglory Maria, plant one rooted plug per 4-inch container, two or three per gallon, or three to five per 10-inch container. Use a well-drained soil with a pH of 5.9-6.4, EC of 0.9-1.2, temperatures of 71-79 daytime and 59-64 nighttime, and light feed (150-200 ppm N). Provide 5,000-7,000 fc light. Pinch once or twice and apply B-Nine if needed. You may see aphids, spider mites, and thrips. Botrytis can affect this plant.
Many small white flowers bloom from spring to fall.
Pinch once or twice.
Space containers for adequate airflow and sunlight penetration around the base of each plant.
Use B-Nine as needed.
You may see aphids, spider mites, and thrips.
Botrytis can affect this plant especially during short days or in wet, humid conditions. Prevent infection by watering at the base of each plant in the morning, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Provide good airflow in your greenhouse. We recommend using horizontal airflow fans. Space plants so that sunlight can penetrate to the soil level of each container.
Planting Hyssopifolia Floriglory Maria Liners
We recommend using one rooted liner per 4-inch container, two-three per gallon container, or three-five per 10-inch container. Use a well-drained soil and completely bury the ellepot evenly spaced or in the center of your container.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Cuphea Hyssopifolia Floriglory Maria Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||6-8 Weeks|
|10 Inch crop time||10-12 Weeks|
|Bloom Period||Fall, Spring, Summer|