Cigar Flower

Cigar Flower

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cuphea
Broadleaf evergreen
Lythraceae
8 to 10
1.50 to 2.50 feet
1.50 to 2.50 feet
Flowers freely
Reddish-orange tipped with yellow
Full sun
Medium
Low
Annual
Showy

Winter hardy to USDA Zones 8-10. It is grown as an annual, container plant or houseplant north of zone 7. In the garden, it is best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates part shade. Also tolerates high summer heat. Tolerates some drought, but performs best with regular moisture. Plants can become leggy as the growing season progresses, in which case stem tips may be pinched as needed to maintain good plant form. Plants may be purchased from nurseries in spring. Zone 7 and north plants are perhaps best grown as annuals, but container-grown plants may be overwintered indoors in bright, sunny locations with temperatures in the 60s and reduced watering. Plants may be propagated by tip cuttings.
Information on this page is from Missouri Botanical Gardens. or
Dave’s Garden

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