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PlantFiles: Cuphea
Cuphea gracilis

Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cuphea (KYOO-fee-uh) (Info)
Species: gracilis (GRASS-il-is) (Info)

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

under 6 in. (15 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

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Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive MyHiraeth On Sep 14, 2006, MyHiraeth from Lisbon
Portugal (Zone 10a) wrote:

Wonderful little plant - great as a ground cover... cute as anything!

I've tried to use in topiary and it is working very well! I have small, well-formed, round little bushes of it, and the more you cut the more it grows and flowers!

Does not do well in too much shade, but should be kept out of mid day sun.


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

Fort Pierce, Florida

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