Cuphea

Annuals

Cuphea

22 Mar , 2015  

CupheaLatin Name: Cuphea hyssopifolia
Height: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Width: 0.75 to 2.50 feet
Light: Full sun
Water: Average
Soil: Well Drained
Description: It produces quaint, small, trumpet-shaped flowers with six spreading lavender petals and green calyx tubes. Flowers appear singly in the leaf axils along stems crowded with lance-shaped glossy green leaves (to 3/4” long). Blooms profusely summer to frost. Although heather-like in appearance, this plant is not a member of the heather family, hence the sometimes used common name of false heather. Some white- and pink-flowered cultivars are available. Flowers are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.