Cuphea llavea Lex.

Bat Face Cuphea

Flowers

Flowers

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Family: Lythraceae

Genus: Cuphea

Category: Perennial

Zones: 9 to 12

Size: To 30" tall and 36" spread

Exposure: Sun

Description: 

Flowers have a purple calyx and red petals that look like ears. Blooms in leaf axils. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Tolerate some shade and drought but best will regular watering.

Cultivars: 

'Flamenco Cha Cha' PP#20300 - vivid purple flowers, 24" tall and wide

History: 

Native to Mexico.

Published in Nov. Veg. Descr. (La Llave & Lexarza) 1: 20 in 1824.

Relatives: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 4" pot from Nurseries Caroliniana in May 2013 and potted it up with Variegated Tapioca and Cape Plumbago.


Sources of Information

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