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Cuphea 'Vermillionaire'

Cuphea 'Vermillionaire'
May 2018
firecracker plant

Common name firecracker plant
Family lythraceae
Life cycle tender perennial (Z8-11)
Flowers orange/yellow (late spring-fall)
Size 18-28"
Light sun
Cultural notes heat- and drought-tolerant

Mounding plant with clusters of tubular orange flowers that attract hummingbirds. Our plant started off pretty scrawny, and took most of a season to grow into itself – but by early fall it was a fine bushy mound of leaves and flowers. Winter knocked it back, but not out, and by late April it was once again in full form, waiting for the hummers to arrive. It eventually did give up the ghost, for reasons unknown, in 2019; we replaced it with an unnamed cuphea variety, hoping the new one will be just as charming as 'Vermillionaire'.

Cuphea 'Vermillionaire'
September 2017
firecracker plant
New variety planted October 2019

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: right fence border

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