Cuphea 'Vermillionaire' (Large firecracker plant) picture

Cuphea Vermillionaire picture

Above is a picture of Cuphea 'Vermillionaire' (Large firecracker plant) that was growing in a pot on our deck. A common name for this plant is cigar plant or firecracker plant. It has bright orange tubular flowers that hummingbirds love. It is both heat and drought tolerant. It is considered to be low maintenance. This brightly colored flower attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

Plant Type - Annual except in zones 8 - 11 Light - Full sun
Zones - 8 to 11 Size - 18" to 28" tall
             12" to 24" wide
Bloom time - Planting time to frost Tips - Deadheading spent flowers not necessary
Does best in a hot sunny area

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