Sure looks like a 'mickey mouse' face, doesn't it!
Tiny Mice plant
First time I have seen this plant but it appears to be doing extremely well in Alberta, Canada. A real conversation piece.
close up of flower.
Hope this helps someone. The seeds are very VERY small, and I found anywhere from 8 to 12+ seeds at the base of each dried bloom that had fallen off. I had to verify this with a magnifying glass. The seeds are brownish-black when ripened.
Doesn't this just say, "get this thing off my face". Hummingbirds loved this plant. But, it would be much better in a hanging basket than in the ground. It has a drooping habit that leads it to be beaten up by heavy rains.
This plant has come back in the same spot over the last 2 growing seasons. It has stay full of blooms all season and is starting to bloom now. I really like it and it is easy to keep
why it's called "bat-face" LOL
I got this picture of a flower and both green and mature seeds. The top of the flower splits and the seed stalk pops up. I collected MANY seeds.
Notice the hairs along the leaf's edge
Blooming gracefully in October :-D
Bat-Face Cuphea, St. Peter's Plant, Tiny Mice, Bunny Ears (Cuphea llavea) bloom as seen from the side while backlit by the morning sun ...
Bat-Face Cuphea, St. Peter's Plant, Tiny Mice, Bunny Ears (Cuphea llavea) blooms appear along the ends of the stems.
Bat-Faced Cuphea, Austin, TX, September 2006
Bat Face Cuphea.
1 of my favorites!
up close shot
Cuphea llavea - Hang Glider
Cuphea llavea - Tiny Mice in the Sky
batface cuphea in a hanging basket
Cuphea llavea - closeup - showing the bat face in detail.
close up of the little bat face mid September, second time around after cutting all the way back, Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Cuphea Tiny Mice, late June, west KY, USA
Palmers Garden Centre in Tauranga, NZ
Planted in early January, this little beauty is still bringing gorgeous colour to my garden, and great comments