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PlantFiles: Cuphea
Cuphea x purpurea 'Firefly'

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Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cuphea (KYOO-fee-uh) (Info)
Species: x purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Firefly

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Category:
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Rose/Mauve
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Violet/Lavender
Purple
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

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

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive SW_gardener On Aug 18, 2009, SW_gardener from (Zone 6a) wrote:

Easy to grow from seed but watch out because it will get lanky fast and needs to be pinched.
It has really come into bloom in late summer and looks terrific planted in front of black-eye-susan. (see photo)

Regional...

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

Huntington Beach, California
San Diego, California
Brooksville, Florida
Pensacola, Florida
Fort Worth, Texas



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