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Cuphea, Vermollionarie, 4.33″ Pot

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Description

Features

Garden VALEDICTORIAN.

Abundant yellow orange flowers all season long; loves the heat and loved by hummingbirds

  • Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
  • Long Blooming
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Deadheading Not Necessary
  • Drought Tolerant
Attracts:
Hummingbirds

Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Height Category:  Medium
Garden Height:  18 – 28 Inches
Spacing:  12 – 18 Inches

Spread:  12 – 24 Inches

Flower Colors:  Orange, Red, Yellow
Flower Shade:  orange with red and yellow highlights
Foliage Colors: Green
Foliage Shade:  Green
Habit:  Mounded
Container Role: Filler

Plant Needs

Light Requirement:  Sun
Maintenance Category:  Easy
Bloom Time:  Planting To Frost
Hardiness Zones:  8a8b9a9b10a10b11a11b
Water Category:  Average
Soil Fertility Requirement:  Average Soil
Uses:  Border Plant, Container, Landscape, Mass Planting
Maintenance Notes: 

Vermillionaire, like all Cuphea is a heat lover and will do best in warm gardens with bright light. Always keep this plant in full sun for best flowering and to avoid it stretching in the shade.

Keep moist throughout the growing season, regular fertilizing will keep it full and constantly flowering. Once established Vermillionaire does not require a lot of water, but water regularly until it has grown a bit.

This plant is a perennial in USDA zones 8 and higher, but should be considered an annual in colder climates. If you are in a marginally hardy area, an application of light mulch (like pine needles) about 6 inches deep and a foot wide. When the threat of frost is past, remove the layer of mulch. The plant should not be cut back in the winter.  If it has dead plant material or is leggy in spring, you can trim it back once new growth begins.

Great hummingbird attractor! They love this plant, one of their preferred plants in most gardens.

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Weight .8 lbs
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