Bat Face Cuphea
Masses of unique flowers shower this colorful shrub over a long season. Named for its resemblance to a bat: the dark purple flower is the face and the red lobes are the ears. Thrives in heat, tolerates drought and attracts hummingbirds. A showy addition to the color border. Evergreen above 25 Fahrenheit.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:1 to 2 ft. tall and wide.Key Feature:Long Bloom SeasonBlooms:Spring through fall
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.