Bat-Faced Cuphea (Cuphea nudicostata)

Botanical names:
Cuphea nudicostata Accepted
Cuphea nelsonii Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 inches
Plant Spread: 36 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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