General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Plant Height: 18 - 28 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 24 inches
Leaves: Broadleaf
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
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PPAF

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Vermillionaire®
Cultivar name: 'Cupver'
Common names
  • Large Firecracker Plant

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  • Posted by gardenfish (Arkansas - Zone 7b) on Feb 29, 2020 2:07 AM concerning plant:
    Just purchased at a Flower and Garden show. The plants came from a greenhouse and they are in full bloom. They are much taller than the specified height either in the database or on the plant tag. The flowers are somewhat smaller than I expected, but the same brilliant orange as in photos. My first cuphea, which I bought for the hummingbirds. These will need to be transplanted as soon as possible, because the roots are coming out of the bottoms of the pots. I think this plant will be very large, so a fairly big pot will be needed. Cupheas are supposed to be heat and humidity lovers, both which I have in abundance.
  • Posted by amyscoutmom (central Virginia - Zone 6b) on Jul 17, 2017 12:26 PM concerning plant:
    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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