A few years ago Chris was at movie world and off in the
distance he thought he
saw his favorite border BoxOz® Lonicera. As Chris got
closer he couldnt believe his eyes it was covered in bright pink flowers. Once Chris
got close he could see the hedge was actually a Cuphea or Mexican hedge that had been
closely clipped. Chris knew that Cuphea had long been a popular small flowering shrub
in Melbourne but was amazed to see how beautiful it looked as a formal flowering border.
There are many different cultivars of Cuphea and Chris set out to find one that would make the thickest and bushiest hedge and
have an attractive coloured flower.
He eventually found a cultivar in a Queensland nursery
that had a leaf almost as large as English Box and it had strong lateral growth so it
would stay bushy on the sides when clipped hard. The cultivar also had a profuse flowering
of fine hot pink flowers throughout the summer months.
Bloom ‘in Box™ Cuphea
is the perfect
Chris has proudly named his selection Bloom in Box
Cuphea, and has
produced them by the thousands in 3” pots which are available in
trays of 20 for $39.90. Bloom in Box Cuphea, Cuphea hyssopifolia (Mexican Hedge) will
make the perfect flowering border in one full growing season, Chris recommends a spacing
of 5 plants per metre.
New white flowering Bloom in Box Cuphea now available
in trays of 3" pots for $39.90 per tray of 20 × 3" pots.
The garden bed should be well drained with good soil. Bloom
in Box Cuphea are happy in full sun through to part shade and require regular
watering and fertilising with Devotion Time Release Fertiliser and light trimming.