Again Since we did not have a fact yesterday here are more facts for today Mex. heather is easy, blooms all summer and I have never known a bug to bother it - I love it, but I prefer the darker pink to the white or light pink colors. Doesn't remind me of those plants you mention though. It is related to the cigar plant that has the burnt orange little flowers if you know them. Both are in the cuphea family and I have two other varieties of cupheas which I love. I saw a mini. Mex. heather last week for the first time, but didn't succumb to the temptation to see how it grows to maturity. Also found one that looks more upright with white blooms - bought it for someone else's yard that I was selecting plants for, so I can keep an eye on it.