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Caribbean Sunset Mexican Heather Cuphea cyanea

  • Hardy Zones
    • 9 - 11
  • 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.

  • Our "Heathers" are thriving, and have become one of our favorites that attract hummingbirds, and looks stunning paired with the black and blue salvia.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Dale&Wendy
    3 years ago
  • great hummer attractant, no water, no deadheading, always blooming

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    susan davis
    California
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Got as tall and full as a bush here in NKy Zone 6. Hummingbirds absolutely loved it!!!!! Prolific bloomer with little or no extra attention. Will definitely buy lots of these next year!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Barb Vogel
    Kentucky
    United States
    4 years ago
  • I especially love the Pink and Chartruse cultivar grown at the Strybing Arbouretum in San Francisco. The 'Sunset ' and 'Minnie Mouse ' cultivars are suprizingly tough although they look dainty: mine are protected from frost

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    c blair
    California
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    jackie durant
    California
    United States
    4 years ago
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2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
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