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Cuphea ignea 'Matchmaker Scarlet'/Cigar Flower

Cuphea ignea 'Matchmaker Scarlet' / Cuphea ignea 'Matchmaker Scarlet'
Plants in a nursery for sale in spring
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Plants in a nursery for sale in spring

Orange=red flowers cover the plant during the warm months

Called cigar flower because of its color and the grayish tip on the flower looks like ashes

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Scientific Name: Cuphea ignea 'Matchmaker Scarlet'
Common Name: Cigar Flower
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Orange, Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Need full sunlight for best growth and flowering. It is a relatively low growing, almost dwarf, cuphea. It flowers for a long period from the middle of spring until the weather cool in the fall. It is grown as an annual in areas that have freezing temperatures. The red-orange flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies.