Large Firecracker Plant (Cuphea 'Vermillionaire')

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 18 - 28 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 24 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Planting to frost. Needs full sun for best flowering
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PPAF

close up of blooming stem

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Posted by amyscoutmom (central Virginia - Zone 6b) on Jul 17, 2017 12:26 PM

FYI... the Japanese beetles have devoured my firecracker plant. They haven't touched anything else, but they love this thing! So get yer beetle bags y'all!

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