Cuphea

Vermillionaire

Vermillionaire is a tough and durable plant that will provide abundant flowers throughout the summer season. The bright orange colored tubular flowers will attract hummingbirds in waves. With that in mind, it makes a great conversation piece for containers where foot traffic or social gatherings are common. This cuphea thrives in our southern heat and humidity and will be drought tolerant once well established. Give it a good full sun location and enjoy the unique texture this plant adds to any combination along with the hummingbird show.
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Vermillionaire
  • Planting + Care

Size & Spacing

  • Bed Spacing: 12-18"
  • Container Spacing: 8"
  • Mature Width: 12-24"
  • Mature Height: 18-28"

Planting Type

  • Good for Containers
  • Good for Beds
  • Mid
  • Accent

Seasons

  • Spring
  • Summer

Type

  • Annual

Sun/Shade

  • Full Sun

Growth Habit

  • Upright
  • Water Requirements

    • Normal
    • Low *

    Fertilizer

    • Average

Colors

  • Bloom

Tolerant to

  • Drought
  • Heat

Attracts

  • Bee Friendly
  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds

Bloom/Interest Range

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Growth Characteristics:
Thrives in heat and humidity. Drought tolerant once established.

Care & Maintenance:
No deadheading required. Fertilize with a slow release and occasional liquid feed to keep healthy and pushing fresh color.

* Low Water Requirement:
After this plant is well established, it has a lower than average water requirement. A good layer of mulch will also help reduce water needs.

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