Cuphea Vermillionaire

$4.75

4″ pot

20 in stock

Description

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.