An abundance of colorful, tubular blossoms filled with nectar attract hummingbirds and butterflies to Cuphea flowers. They are easy grow perennials or annuals depending on where you live. Another benefit of Cuphea is that it is ideal for wildlife garden design and are particularly attractive to hummingbirds.
Some varieties of Cuphea have a cylindrical firecracker or cigar-like look without a corolla. Others, called bat face Cuphea, have minimal petals that look like tiny bat or mouse ears. FBTS grows many varieties, including Cuphea David Verity.
Cuphea flower colors include gold, lavender, orange, pink, purple, red, white and purples so dark that you might as well call them black. The green, ovate or lance-shaped foliage of the genus is veined and ranges from slickly smooth to hairy and sticky.