Totally Tempted™ cuphea

Cuphea llavea Totally Tempted™

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of www.provenwinners.com
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Totally Tempted™ cuphea (Cuphea llavea Totally Tempted™)
KOO-fee-ah LAY-vee-ah
Genus:  Cuphea

Totally Tempted™ cuphea  has nonstop, bright red summer flowers that don't need deadheading. It doesn't mind summer heat and has a more compact habit than most cultivars in this species, growing to just a foot tall and a little wider.

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

C. llavea is native to Mexico. Its showy flowers are said to resemble a bat's face. Attracts hummingbirds.

Care: 

Provide full sun and moist but well-drained soil. Tolerates some drought.

Problems: 

Aphids, thrips, whiteflies.          

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Early Summer,
Fall,
Late Spring,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Red
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Annuals

Cuphea llavea Totally Tempted™