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PlantFiles: Cuphea
Cuphea llavea 'Totally Tempted'

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Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cuphea (KYOO-fee-uh) (Info)
Species: llavea (LAH-vay-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Totally Tempted
Additional cultivar information: (PP20441, aka Cuped)
Hybridized by Stemkens; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2007

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Category:
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
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

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Red

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

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive skippydel13 On Apr 23, 2013, skippydel13 from Georgetown, KY wrote:

I absolutely LOVE this plant, it thrives in the heat and the colors are so vivid, just an all around fabulous plant.

Regional...

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

Georgetown, Kentucky
Minneapolis, Minnesota



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