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Other common names
cigar plant cigar flower
firecracker plant Mexican cigar flower red-white-and-blue flower vegetable firecracker
Cuphea can be annuals, perennials or evergreen shrubs, often with sticky hairs, opposite, simple leaves and tubular flowers with a showy calyx and small petals
C. ignea is a spreading evergreen sub-shrub to 40cm in height, with lance-shaped leaves and tubular scarlet flowers, black at the tip and edged white
Habit Spreading / Branched
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Best grown in well-drained soil in a sheltered site in sun or partial shade but shade from hot sun. Alternatively grow in a pot under glass or as a houseplant
Propagate by seed
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning group 10 in spring if needed
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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