Large Firecracker Plant (Cuphea 'Vermillionaire')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
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
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: Planting to frost. Needs full sun for best flowering
Uses:Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant:Butterflies
Hummingbirds
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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HamiltonSquareOn October 19, 2016Obtained plant
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