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PlantFiles: 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

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Joy 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.


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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