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PlantFiles: Orange Cuphea
Cuphea 'Schumannii'

Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cuphea (KYOO-fee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Schumannii

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive SusanLouise On Aug 18, 2009, SusanLouise from Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b) wrote:

A lovely tropical plant that grows wonderfully in a pot. I plan on overwintering ours along with taking some cuttings for more plants next Spring. I can't wait for the hummingbirds to use this plant during it's migration southbound which should be starting here within the next week or two. the blooms are a beauticul combination of a medium orange/deep coral color with lavender lips at the tips!


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

Zephyrhills, Florida
Hebron, Kentucky
Lincoln, Nebraska

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