Not vibrant gold like Cuphea aurea, not all-over green like Cuphea mauve, Golden Ruby sits happily between the two, to give your garden beds a little hint of subtle colour without shouting about it. It's got a gentle variegated wash of dark gold over its small leaves, and abundant little purple-pink flowers that butterflies love so much.
Cuphea hyssopifolia 'Golden Ruby' DESCRIPTION: Compact ground-cover that grows in a fountain of layers. Flowers throughout most of the year with tiny pink-purple flowers. Golden-green foliage year-round. USE IN: Ideal for low hedges, borders and rockeries for a splash of contrasting colour. Mass underplanting. Suitable for pots and baskets.Excellent for attracting beneficial pollinators. LOCATION: Sunny to part shade, suitable to exposed areas in most parts of Australia. Plant in a free draining soil rich in organic matter for best results. CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Prune as required to promote dense growth habit. Apply slow release fertiliser during spring. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 45 cm H x 45 cm W. YOUR PLANTS: These are tube-stock plants with healthy young roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.