Cuphea Vermillionaire®Large Firecracker Plant

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Vermillionaire® Large Firecracker Plant:

Vermillionaire® Large Firecracker Plant has deep green foliage with long, tubular orange/yellow/red flowers. Hummingbirds love this plant and will seek it out in a garden. Since it blooms all spring and summer until frost, you will have beautiful color in your garden for a long time! This plant loves heat and direct sun, so is great for the high arid desert we live in. Once the plant is established, it is very drought tolerant. Vermillionaire® is a good filler when planted in a container with other plants because of its mounded growth habit and pretty flowers.

Full Sun

Height: 18-28″/Spread: 12-24″

Late Spring to Frost

Size Available: 4.25

 

Description

Cuphea  kyoo-fee-uh

Native to South and Central America, Cuphea is a genus of plants belonging to the Lythraceae family that comprises upwards of 250 different species. Depending on species, these tropical and subtropical plants grow as herbaceous plants, climbers or semi-woody shrubs. In our latitudes, you can grow some varieties in garden beds or in pots. Of course, as our winters are a lot colder than where Cuphea originate, many tend to be annuals here. Most Cuphea plants bloom in summer and each species bears its own unique, decorative flowers. Whilst Cuphea plants are non-toxic for both humans and pets, we nevertheless advise against ingesting them.