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Cuphea ignea/Firecracker Plant

Cuphea ignea / Cuphea ignea
Specimen in full bloom
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Specimen in full bloom

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Plant growing well in hot sun next to a parking lot with reflected heat and light

Produces many flowers in warm or hot months

Flowers are colorful, buit not at a great distance

Hummingbirds love these reddish, tubular flower

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Scientific Name: Cuphea ignea
Common Name: Firecracker Plant
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Orange
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: Butterflies and hummingbirds frequent this easy to grow, free flowering perennial. Produces a bushy perennial growing to five feet tall by late fall. Handsome tubular flowers produced during the spring and summer months all the way to frost.