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PlantFiles: Cuphea
Cuphea pinetorum

Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cuphea (KYOO-fee-uh) (Info)
Species: pinetorum (py-neh-TO-rum) (Info)

6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

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Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive DonShirer On Sep 14, 2009, DonShirer from Westbrook, CT (Zone 6a) wrote:

I agree with Greenie! A local nursery recommended this for hummingbird attractiveness last spring. Put two in a big pot outside a kitchen window and hummers arrived one week later. They are still visiting in September. To mangle a movie catchphrase: "If you plant it, they will come!" I am going to try to overwinter this in a sunny room.

Positive greenie67 On Jun 10, 2006, greenie67 from Longview, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I live in East Texas and have 3 of these in my garden. They are hummer MAGNETS!! They are planted in full sun and get watered daily. They're blooming like crazy and have not required any kind of deadheading. This plant literally takes care of itself and gives me hummers and butterflies to boot!! This is also known as Firecracker Cuphea.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Carmichael, California
Chico, California
Sacramento, California
San Francisco, California
Westbrook, Connecticut
Houston, Texas (2 reports)
Longview, Texas

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