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Cuphea lanceolata 'Starfire'/Starfire Cuphea

Cuphea lanceolata 'Starfire' / Cuphea lanceolata 'Starfire'
Plants can stand most winters in the Gulf South
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Plants can stand most winters in the Gulf South

Tubular, rosy-red flowers present in warm months

Plants produce many flowers whose nectar is favoared by hummingbirds

Close-up of the flowers, here in March

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Scientific Name: Cuphea lanceolata 'Starfire'
Common Name: Starfire Cuphea
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Pink, Red, Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: Does best in full sun and flowering and growth decreases and shade is increased. Flowers are rosy-red tubes tipped by contrasting purple and white and are present from spring until cool weather in late fall. Hummingbirds love this plants nectar.