Cigar Plant

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Cigar Plant

Cuphea spp.
Firecracker Plant, Candy-Corn Plant
1

3 feet
1

3 feet
Mexico and West Indies
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Sun/part shade; deciduous, with narrow loosestrife leaves and brilliant orange, pink or red flowers resembling embers. Various species and hybrids are available, from the shrublike ‘David Verity’ to the dense candy-corn Cuphea micropetala. Most freeze to the ground in cold winters, but some are root-hardy and return as perennials. The tubeflowers attract hummingbirds when in bloom.

Maintenance

Expect it to freeze back in winter; it can be cut back as needed. Expect it to require supplemental water in summer.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Shrub
Size:
1-3' H, 1-3' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Hummingbirds
Flower Color:
Orange, Pink, Red
Bloom Time:
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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