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Cuphea 'David Verity' /Cigar Plant

Cuphea 'David Verity'   / Cuphea 'David Verity'
Red flowers with yellow tips and foliage
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Red flowers with yellow tips and foliage

Typical mature specimen in full bloom in summer

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Scientific Name: Cuphea 'David Verity'
Common Name: Cigar Plant
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Orange
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: A large growing cuphea that flowers in spring, summer and fall. Can be killed to ground level in zone 8, but will come back in spring. Mulching in late fall will protect the root system over winter. Plant in a sunny site with well drained soil. Cannot tolerate cold, wet soils. Fertilize two or three times during the summer months. Plants purchased in four inch containers in early spring will double their size several times by late fall.