Mexican Heather
Cuphea varia 'Caribbean Sunset'

Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cuphea (KYOO-fee-uh) (Info)
Species: varia (VAR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Caribbean Sunset

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

Brea, California

Clayton, California

Fairfield, California

Redwood City, California

Barbourville, Kentucky

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Portland, Oregon

Kalama, Washington

Kirkland, Washington

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 9, 2006, Joy from Kalama, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

'Caribbean Sunset' has orange flowers with yellow faces and purple ears, and dark green leaves with red stems.