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Cuphea purpurea Firecracker

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Cuphea purpurea Firecracker Cigar Plant, Fire Cracker Plant,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs Dense, Rounded, Shrub Like, Spreading

Small compact shrub with green foliage with a profusion of pretty red and orange and purple cigar shaped flowers throughout most of the year. Great for a low growing border, rockeries pots and hanging baskets. Grows approx 25cm tall x 30cm wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
15-30cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Groundcover, Mass Planting, Rockery, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Lythraceae SouthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Orange, Purple, Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: All Year
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate