|These shrubby, low-growing, heat-loving perennials have finely textured leaves and flowers. Their brightly colored tubular flowers bloom generously in summer. They look like tiny cigars or firecrackers in purple, red or white with white or green tips. Use for bedding or edging and in containers and hanging baskets. Also grown as houseplants in light shade. Native to Mexico and Guatemala, they are hardy in warm winter areas. In colder climates, plant outside only after weather has warmed. Pinch growing tips for compact growth, and cut older plants back. Water during growing/blooming season, keeping soil evenly moist.
This native American wildflower has small rose-purple flowers on mounding plants which contrast with bolder-textured plants. Do not let container plants dry out.
Attributes - Cuphea viscossisima
Plant Type: Annual
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Mid Fall
Flower Color: Purple, Red
Height: 1 ft. to 1 ft. 6 in.
Width: 1 ft. 6 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates. Container Plants, Long Blooming.