Cuphea

Cuphea

Light:

Sun

Type:

Annual

Height:

1 to 3 feet

Width:

1-3 feet wide

Flower Color:

Orange,
Pink,
Red,
White

Foliage Color:

Chartreuse/Gold

Seasonal Features:

Fall Bloom,
Summer Bloom

Special Features:

Attracts Birds,
Good for Containers,
Low Maintenance

Zones:

10-11

how to grow Cuphea

Propagation

Seed

Stem Cuttings

Leaf Cuttings

more varieties for Cuphea

Mexican heather

Mexican heather

Cuphea hyssopifolia bears lavender-pink flowers on 24-inch-tall plants.

'Minnie Mouse' flower

‘Minnie Mouse’ flower

Cuphea ‘Minnie Mouse’ offers orange-and-purple flowers on a plant that grows 36 inches tall.

'David Verity' cigar flower

‘David Verity’ cigar flower

Cuphea ignea ‘David Verity’ offers tube-shape orange flowers all summer long on 36-inch-tall plants.

'Starfire Pink' cigar flower

‘Starfire Pink’ cigar flower

Cuphea lanceolata ‘Starfire Pink’ offers lavender-pink flowers on 24-inch-tall plants.

'Tiny Mice' mouse flower

‘Tiny Mice’ mouse flower

Cuphea llavea ‘Tiny Mice’ bears crimson-red flowers on 18-inch-tall plants.

'Totally Tempted' mouse flower

‘Totally Tempted’ mouse flower

Cuphea llavea ‘Totally Tempted’ bears large crimson-pink flowers on 12-inch-tall plants.

plant Cuphea with

Crossandra

Crossandra

Grow this underused and underappreciated tropical plant and you’re sure to get lots of questions — and compliments! It’s a great performer in hot, sunny spots. It produces clusters of frilly orange or yellow flowers all season and shiny, dark green leaves. When frost threatens, you can bring it indoors and grow it as a houseplant, too, where it will flower on and off all year if it gets enough light.

Lantana

Lantana

If you have a hot, baked spot, lantana is your answer. This hardworking plant not only thrives with little moisture and in full, unyielding sun, it does so with ease. In fact, lantana is a flower that seems to have it all: It produces an abundance of brightly colored flowers all summer and fall, and it’s a magnet for butterflies (hummingbirds like it, too). It’s easy to grow and a great choice for containers. Plus, if you have a sunny spot indoors, you can grow it as a charming indoor plant. In frost-free climates (Zones 9-11), it’s a great perennial groundcover, as well.

Mexican sunflower

Mexican sunflower

Attract butterflies and have fun doing it with big, bold, beautiful Mexican sunflower. Plant it from seed directly in the ground and watch it soar. It can hit up to 5 feet in just weeks with big, lush foliage and smaller but still showy flowers in sunset colors that butterflies love.Put a cluster of these bodacious beauties in the back of the border to give it height and drama. Many of the taller types need staking to keep them upright. Plant them outdoors after all danger of frost has passed in a sunny spot with well-drained soil.

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