Candy Corn Plant

Cuphea micropetala

SKU
08412
Small evergreen shrub that grows with narrow foliage surrounding the red central stem. From late summer into late fall, tubular flowers emerge yellow and age to orange from the base outward, giving a two-toned effect. Spreads by clumping habit. Often grown and enjoyed as an annual.
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8-11

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Full sun, Partial sun

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

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Average Size at MaturityReaches 1 to 3 ft. tall and 1 to 2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer to Fall
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Plumbago (Plumbago); Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Cut to the ground in late winter to early spring to keep plant tidy. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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