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Cuphea

Native of Mexico and Central America, Cuphea can be annuals, perennials or evergreen shrubs. They provide color from late spring until frost and attract hummingbirds with their nectar-rich flowers. Perfect for beds and borders, along paths or in containers, Cuphea are easy to grow, low-maintenance and do not require deadheading.

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Cuphea 'David Verity' (Large Firecracker Plant)

Noted for its dense floral display, Cuphea 'David Verity' (Large Firecracker Plant) is a compact, densely branched, evergreen sub-shrub boasting masses of cigar-shaped, fiery reddish-orange flowers from late spring to the first frosts. Rich in nectar, the blossoms are attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators.

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Cuphea 'Vermillionaire' (Large Firecracker Plant)

Noted for its dense floral display, Cuphea 'Vermillionaire' (Large Firecracker Plant) is a compact, well branched perennial, usually grown as an annual, boasting masses of tubular bright orange flowers from late spring to the first frosts. Rich in nectar, the blossoms are attractive to hummingbirds and other pollinators.

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Cuphea llavea (Bat-Faced Cuphea)

Noted for its unique flower shape, Cuphea llavea (Bat-Faced Cuphea) is a fast growing, densely branched, evergreen sub-shrub boasting masses of tubular flowers, 1 in. long (2.5 cm), adorned with a pair of red ear-like petals and a purple calyx. They are said to resemble the face of a bat, hence the common name.

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