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Cuphea llavea /Bat Face Cuphea

Cuphea llavea  / Cuphea llavea
Close-up of flowers
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Close-up of flowers

Specimen in full bloom

Full bloom during the summer

Large specimen cascading over edge of planter

Branches of flowers

Close-up of an individual flower

This cuphea makes an excellent patio specimen

The cultivar 'Totally Tempted'

A selection with a large flower

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Scientific Name: Cuphea llavea
Common Name: Bat Face Cuphea
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Red, Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: One of the best plants to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Low growing, spreading habit of growth. Does exceptionally well as a container plant in bright, sunny places. The flower is red and purple and resembles a bat face when examined fairly close-up. Fertilize several times during the summer months. Produces striking red flowers over an extended period during the warm months of the year.