Cuphea
Cuphea x purpurea 'Firefly'

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

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

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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)