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Cuphea llavea

 
Cuphea llavea
bat-face flower
Common name bat-face flower
Family lythraceae
Life cycle tender perennial
Flowers dark purple/red
Size 12-18"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes heat and drought tolerant

Evergreen perennial native to Mexico, with slender leaves and curious tubular flowers with ear-like red petals. Plants can get leggy – pinch back to maintain bushy habit. Usually grown as an annual – we'll see how overwintered plants fare in our Houston garden. Plants may be propagated from seed or cuttings.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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