Plants of the UNF Campus

Cuphea schumannii - (no common name)
Family Lythraceae

Description:

About two hundred and fifty species of Cuphea are native to North America and South America, including the Caribbean. This species is native to Mexico. It serves as a tall groundcover in the garden. The flower is an orange tube with two lavender petals. 

Location:

See these plants on the west side of building 2.

Size:

Herbaceous plant with sprawling stems to two to three feet tall.

Care Instructions:

Light: full sun

Water: drought tolerant when established

Soil: well-drained, otherwise very adaptable, no special requirements

This is an uncommon plant in Florida gardens. It appears to be fairly drought tolerant and has demonstrated cold hardiness to the mid-20’s F.