Mexican Heater (Cuphea hyssopifolia) is a perfect choice for borders or containers. This low mainteance evergreen perennial plant blooms continuously spring through summer and into fall. It is native to Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras.
The Mexican Heather has purple flowers on a versatile, compact plant with fine textured, glossy, bright green leaves. It does best in sunny or partially shaded areas that have good drainage. It is said to be deer resistant.
Walking through your neighborhood you often see this plant as seasonal color in beds and borders. It is also popular in containers and hanging baskets. It is widely popular because it is easy to care for and very sturdy. It also is rewarding with almost constant blooms.