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Spring Greenery

Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Mexican Heather (12 of 13)

Plant in moist, but well-drained soil; water when dry
Tolerates heat
Plant in full sun
Height: 18 inches; Width: 18 inches
Annual in USDA zones 2-8
Hardy in USDA zones 9-11:
Zones 2-8: Plant in spring after danger of frost has passed; fertilize with water-based fertilizer twice monthly during growing season; bring indoors before frost or discard plants after killing frost.
Zones 9-11: Plant in spring; mulch in fall; prune back by 1/2 in early spring; fertilize twice monthly during spring and summer.

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