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Totally Tempted® Cuphea llavea

  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 10 - 12 Inches
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Totally Tempted® Cuphea llavea
Sun 10 - 12

Features

I can go ALL summer.

A compact form of this cuphea, heat and drought tolerant; low maintenance

Award Winner
Must Have
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Attracts: 
Birds
Hummingbirds

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
10 - 12 Inches
Spacing: 
12 - 18 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Red
Flower Shade: 
Red
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Filler

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Planting To Hard Frost
Hardiness Zones: 
9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Container
Uses Notes: 

Use in hanging baskets, beds, borders, and combinations.

Maintenance Notes: 

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

Totally Tempted is a sun lover and actually performs better when not crowded in containers, but has a little room to breath. Though it is a fragile looking plant it is actually quite tough and don't be afraid to put it to the test and put Totally Tempted out in the hot sun, water regularly to get the plant established, then let the watering taper off so they plants can really shine!

An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

Sun, Sun, Sun, 'til Her Daddy Takes the Sunscreen Away. You're the Sun that I Want. Sun Guys Have All the Luck. Is there anything on earth better than the sun? Not in my opinion. But then, I am a Cuphea - a plant genus noted for its sun-loving nature. More to the point, I'm a Totally Tempted Cuphea. My blazingly brilliant red, purple-throated tubular flowers (which resemble baby bat faces) glow like Purplish Red Sails in the Sunset against my deep green leaves. They look even more vivid - you guessed it - in sunlight. Birds, including hummingbirds, are among my greatest admirers.

Sun Enchanted Evening, or morning or afternoon, plant me in any kind of container or flower bed and Let the Full Sunshine In. I'm easy to grow, bloom from spring to the first hard frost, don't need deadheading. You could say I'm a 10-12-inch mounded Hunka Hunka Sunburnin' Love.

Totally Tempted® Cuphea llavea 'CUPED' PP: 20441
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2010 Very Good Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
2010 Very Good Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
2010 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
2010 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
2010 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
2010 Very Good Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
2009 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Best Friend Forever Virginia Tech
2009 Knock Your Socks Off University of Georgia
2009 Knock Your Socks Off University of Georgia
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