Cuphea FloriGlory Diana
Photo courtesy of All-America Selections

Mexican Heather is one of the most commonly used annuals, famous for its drought tolerance, consistent flower power and easiness in production. In 2016, Westhoff introduced FloriGlory, which featured increased flower power and flower size when compared to any of the other cuphea varieties available. In addition to the increased flower power, FloriGlory brings new colors and habits.

The initial lineup was broken into two main groups. The standard bedding plant types that most growers are used to have taken on the Latina names of Diana, Maria, Sofia and Selena, and the larger, landscape shrub types specifically geared for southern gardens have the Latino names of Alonso, Diego and Miguel.

In 2017, FloriGlory Diana was entered into the All-America Selections trial program and was awarded as an AAS Winner after being trialed against Allyson and Lavender Lace.

FloriGlory cuphea are propagated from unrooted cuttings. URC are available to North American growers from Cohen, Dümmen Orange, Quality Cuttings, Plant Source International and Vivero Internacional.

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