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Cuphea micropetala/Candy Corn Plant

Cuphea micropetala / Cuphea micropetala
Specimen in full bloom in mid summer
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Specimen in full bloom in mid summer

A well established plant blooms over an extended period in summer

Close-up of flowers

Flowers and foliage

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Scientific Name: Cuphea micropetala
Common Name: Candy Corn Plant
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Yellow, Orange
Fruit present: Spring
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: This large growing cuphea produces a huge number of flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Will not tolerate wet soils. Because it grows quite tall place at the back of other summer flowering plants. Select a sunny, well drained soils for cupheas. Very easy to grow.