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Bat Face Cuphea

Cuphea llavea

SKU
03289
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.
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9-11

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Full sun, Partial sun

Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Average Size at Maturity1 to 2 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring through fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth RateModerate
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsBest with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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