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Caribbean Sunset Mexican Heather Cuphea cyanea

  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 18 - 24 Inches
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Caribbean Sunset Mexican Heather Cuphea cyanea
Part Sun to Sun 18 - 24

Features

Orange flowers with yellow faces and purple ears, and dark green leaves with red stems, very heat tolerant

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Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Drought Tolerant
Attracts: 
Hummingbirds

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
18 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 
18 - 24 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Orange
Flower Shade: 
Orange
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Dark Green
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Filler

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Planting To Hard Frost
Hardy Temperature: 
25°F
Hardiness Zones: 
9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Container
Uses Notes: 

A very floriferous and exotic addition to combinations or window boxes

Maintenance Notes: 

Deadheading not necessary for continuous bloom but can be used to tidy plants.

Award Year Award Plant Trial
2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
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