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zonesix
Pompton Lakes, NJ

June 2, 2006
7:13 PM

Post #2344506

Will this plant root in water or does it have to be in soil to root cuttings?.
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 3, 2006
3:13 AM

Post #2346316

All cupheas are pretty easy for me to root--rotting hormone, moist soil, shade.
aprilwillis
Missouri City, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 3, 2006
2:40 PM

Post #2347465

Well if that's so Deb will root you the pink/purple- Buchannan's called it "tri-color cuphea" but DG calls it bunny cuphea. Either way it 's pretty.
zonesix
Pompton Lakes, NJ

June 5, 2006
11:59 AM

Post #2353907

Thank you... I am trying both to see what one is faster
aprilwillis
Missouri City, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 5, 2006
8:34 PM

Post #2355419

Let me know!
seedpicker_TX
(Taylor) Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 5, 2006
10:21 PM

Post #2355726

If anyone DOES end up with some rooted c. cyanea, I'd love some! I've been wanting that particular cuphea for a while now. I can't seem to find it!

I have the cuphea 'flamenco tango' rooting right now to trade, or many, many other things, also.
-T
aprilwillis
Missouri City, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 6, 2006
1:28 AM

Post #2356347

This is the one that I have

http://davesgarden.com/pf/showimage/108369/

along w/ bat faced & cigar plant, dwarf- haven't seen the other

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aprilwillis
Missouri City, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 6, 2006
1:35 AM

Post #2356380

T
I searched for the flamenco tango and it's gorgeous! don't have what you want but what else might you be willing to accept in trade???
seedpicker_TX
(Taylor) Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 6, 2006
2:24 AM

Post #2356588

I would consider it, but who has the cyanea?? I thought you were the one who mentioned it...
I'm confused.
-T
aprilwillis
Missouri City, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 6, 2006
2:26 AM

Post #2356659

Sorry, I have only the bat faced, bunny ears/tri-color and cigar plant.
You can dmail me if you are interested in trading for something else.
April
seedpicker_TX
(Taylor) Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 6, 2006
8:25 PM

Post #2359208

The c. cyanea IS called tricolor cuphea, but wonder if we are talking about the same thing, or not...

Is this one you have?
http://davesgarden.com/pf/showimage/24127/

That is the one I am looking for.

I called the nursery today, and it is 4.99 for a 4"round pot of the flamenco tango, (if you wanted to start out with a larger one...much larger than I could have rooted any time soon. )
-T
aprilwillis
Missouri City, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 8, 2006
11:45 PM

Post #2368138

T
That's not the one that I have.
I have the one that is pink and lavender

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aprilwillis
Missouri City, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 8, 2006
11:45 PM

Post #2368140

another shot

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aprilwillis
Missouri City, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 8, 2006
11:57 PM

Post #2368172

This may be a better photo

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zarcanat
Montreal, QC
(Zone 4b)

June 10, 2006
11:07 AM

Post #2373669

Hello, reming me in the fall, I will try to collect some seeds if it can set some. I understand you, I've been looking for this one for about 3-4 years and I suddenly came upon it accidentally this spring.
seedpicker_TX
(Taylor) Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 10, 2006
2:31 PM

Post #2374215

I'll do that! I'll tape a sticky note on my desk and won't remove it until Fall, lol...

I mail ordered one from Houston once, and was so excited, but then when I opened the box, it was the mini cuphea like Aprils. While I like it , it was such a disappointment...

Does the cyanea come true from seed? I guess it would since it is a species, not a hybrid, right?
-T
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 10, 2006
3:19 PM

Post #2374395

April--that first pic needs to go in the PlantFiles. Its much better than the one in there; also the 'mini gem' you picked up yesterday--it has a decent pic but no nice descriptive write up.

Is that first pic a 'shorter than I got' variety? it might look good at the very front of the bed between the lattices in my Rangoon Creeper lattice room. Will also hold the heavy mulch from sliding out.
Debbie
zarcanat
Montreal, QC
(Zone 4b)

June 10, 2006
8:25 PM

Post #2375245

Yes, C. cyanea is a species; a nice hybrid of this one was released this spring which is yellow-orange insted of yello-pink http://davesgarden.com/pf/showimage/108190/
aprilwillis
Missouri City, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 11, 2006
1:59 PM

Post #2377446

I did post one to plant files a ways back, forgot about it and still a 3rd name for this cuphea- I have seen it at nurserys call bunny ears and tri-color; DG has is as Cigar Bush 'Starfire' (Cuphea )
http://davesgarden.com/pf/showimage/108369/
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 11, 2006
2:03 PM

Post #2377459

And yours is the best descriptive/color indicating shot too...I actually am learning something here (no speculation on old dogs learning new tricks--lol) about cupheas.They all look different but have that same leaf structure. Why is the plant files calling Mexican Heather (you know-dime a dozen plant down here) a cuphea? Is it actually in the same family? I'd have never thunk it...lol
aprilwillis
Missouri City, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 11, 2006
2:06 PM

Post #2377470

Yeah it is in the same family- weird huh, not one of my favorite plants, but easy to grow and self propagating.
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 11, 2006
2:17 PM

Post #2377519

But, thankfully, it has a short perennial lifespan down here and dies after a couple of years and you can easily clean it out. Good plant to take up space for a short time till you get the plant you really want there.
aprilwillis
Missouri City, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 11, 2006
2:52 PM

Post #2377666

Yup have done that myself.
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 14, 2006
11:16 PM

Post #2390898

I'm not finding clownface cuphea in the PlantFiles...
aprilwillis
Missouri City, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 15, 2006
1:03 PM

Post #2392615

Try this

Cuphea llavea x viscosisissima

http://www.avantgardensne.com/cuppur
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 15, 2006
1:11 PM

Post #2392639

That looks like it--they would do it more justice if it was a close up shot...lol. Well I'll get it into the PlantFiles then. That looks like a pretty neat source--ever ordered from them?
aprilwillis
Missouri City, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 15, 2006
1:14 PM

Post #2392653

I think I did and if I did I liked them. They seem to have a good supply of cuphea ,although they are out of some now. Would like to get more.
I told Gardenglory to ship ours together-hope you don't mind.
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 15, 2006
1:21 PM

Post #2392682

The shipping is only $2.25--she may as well send it here. If we don't get it soon it will be a bit late for this season. After the end of August I'm not using any kind of fertilizer type products.

That Minnie Mouse cuphea sounds darling--wish they had a picture.
aprilwillis
Missouri City, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 15, 2006
1:35 PM

Post #2392737

Yeah- would love to get one.
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 15, 2006
2:08 PM

Post #2392838

The clown face is in the PlantFiles now.
;)
aprilwillis
Missouri City, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 15, 2006
2:14 PM

Post #2392862

You are too good! And hopefully we will be posting pictures soon!
zonesix
Pompton Lakes, NJ

June 19, 2006
2:26 PM

Post #2407814

update on rooting bat -face cuphea... no luck in water,,,cuttings in potting mix rooted very well...still trying water
aprilwillis
Missouri City, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2006
2:30 PM

Post #2407824

I didn't try the bat face but did successfully root pink cigar plant- rooting hormone, moist soil, shade- have you tried adding superthrive or small amount of sugar to the water?
zonesix
Pompton Lakes, NJ

June 19, 2006
2:49 PM

Post #2407919

no i havn't but i will...should they be in the shade?
aprilwillis
Missouri City, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2006
2:54 PM

Post #2407942

Here yes because our sun is so intense- probably wouldn't hurt there as well, then when you are ready to move them into regular growing conditions you may have to harden them a bit- gradually move them to full sun.
zonesix
Pompton Lakes, NJ

June 19, 2006
2:58 PM

Post #2407973

thank you...i'll keep you up to date...
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2006
4:36 PM

Post #2408371

All of them root easily in a combo half potting soil half germinating mix, no cover, in shade for me.
aprilwillis
Missouri City, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2006
7:35 PM

Post #2408988

Deb
I have the pink cigar plant rooted for you- also the mexican flame vine; the Susan's Little Gem is iffy right now- will let you know.
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2006
11:54 PM

Post #2409906

give them awhile longer--the russelia had no roots--but I can come get more! lol Susan's little gem is such a cute little plant I'm surprised you had any spare foliage.
3 of 4 of the other cuphea are going to be fine here. These are blooming like crazy and way too early here...may have to 'shear' them like sheep for fall bloom.

edited to add: they probably aren't used to adequate summer rain, since we haven't had any for the last 2 summers. sarcasm dripping here...

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zonesix
Pompton Lakes, NJ

June 21, 2006
6:01 PM

Post #2416740

this guy grew an extra ear...

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aprilwillis
Missouri City, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2006
6:15 PM

Post #2416793

funny!

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