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.
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. It blooms throughout its growing season.