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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: 2 feet
Plant Spread: 2 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Other: With dark purple, fuzzy center.
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP13595, CPBR
Parentage: Cuphea llavea x Cuphea procumbens

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Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Aug 20, 2013 11:40 AM

Cuphea needs regular water in the heat of summer, at least once a week if in the ground, more often if in containers.
It can be brought indoors for winter in zones 9a and below.

If you plant it in the ground, you will need to provide extra water until the root system establishes. Prune back after flowering season is over. This will give it a tidier appearance.

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