Lavender or Purple False Heather flower
White Mexican Heather flower.
Botanical Name: Cuphia hyssopifolia
Common Names: Mexican Heather, False Heather
Flower - Bloom color: lavender, purple, white
Plant type: perennial
Zone: 8 - 11
Size: Up to 20 inches
Propagation: Cuttings, seed
Notes: Some smaller butterflies enjoy False Heather's nectar
Butterfly Attractant: 3
Butterfly Attractant Scale: 0 - 10
10 = Excellent nectar source
8-9 = Great nectar source
6-7 = Good nectar source
5 = Fair nectar source
3-4 = Poor nectar source
1-2 = Rarely visited by butterflies
0 = We have never observed a butterfly nectaring from this flowering plant.
These ratings are offered by Shady Oak Butterfly Farm from observations in Brooker, Florida, as well as on our travels. Different species of butterflies may be attracted to different plants in different areas of the US and of the world.