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.
See these plants on the west side of building 2.
Herbaceous plant with sprawling stems to two to three feet tall.
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.
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