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Totally Tempted™ cuphea

Cuphea llavea Totally Tempted™

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

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

ProblemsAphids, thrips, whiteflies.          

  • Genus : Cuphea
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 11, 9
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Type : Annuals
  • Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Uses : Containers
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Early Summer, Fall, Late Spring, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Flower Color : Red
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

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