Cuphea Blackberry Sparkler will be available to ship on Mar 15, 2022.  Just in time for your early spring planting
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Cuphea Blackberry Sparkler
Cuphea Blackberry Sparkler
Cuphea Blackberry Sparkler
Cuphea Blackberry Sparkler

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Cuphea Blackberry Sparkler

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(Blackberry Sparkler Cuphea) Who wouldn’t expect the offspring of Firecracker Plant (Cuphea ignea) to be hot orange? But Cuphea ‘Blackberry Sparkler’ has creamy white flowers with a subtle multicolor blush of pastels and blackberry-purple tips.

Common name This is the non-scientific name used for a plant. A plant may have several common names, depending on the gardener's location. To further confuse the matter, a common name may be shared by several completely different plants. At Flowers by the Sea, we rely on the scientific name to identify our plants and avoid confusion. Blackberry Sparkler Cuphea 'CUPP1752'
USDA Zones The U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones indicate the temperature zones where a plant is likely to thrive. It is determined by the average annual winter minimum temperature. Actual winter temperatures may be higher or lower than the average. 8 - 11
Size (h/w/fh) The anticipated mature size of the plant: Height, Width & Flower Height. 18"/30"/18"
Exposure This is the average amount of sunlight that a plant needs to thrive. Generally, full sun exposure is 6 or more hours of direct sun daily while partial shade is less than 4 hours of sun or dappled shade all day. Plants may tolerate more sunlight in cooler climates and need afternoon shade in extremely hot climates. Full sun to partial shade
Soil type This is the kind of soil that a plant needs to thrive. Most plants require a well-drained soil that allows the water to soak into the soil without becoming soggy. Sandy and clay soils can be improved by digging in compost to improve drainage. Any well drained
Water needs Plants have specific water requirements. Water loving means the plant needs regular watering to keep the soil moist. Average generally indicates applying 1 inch of water per week, or watering when the soil is dry to a depth of 3 to 4 inches. One inch of water is equal to 5 gallons per square yard of soil surface. Average
Pot size This is the size of the pot your plant will arrive in. All will be well rooted & branched and ready to grow when planted. Our STANDARD pot is 3 1/2 inches across and 4 inches deep and have a volume of 1.0 pints or 473 ml. Standard
Container plant? "Yes" indicates that this plant can be successfully grown as a container plant. Yes
Patent # This plant is patented, or a patent application has been filed and is pending and may not be propagated, under U.S. Federal Code, Title 35, Part II, Chapter 15 §161 without a license from the patent holder. PPAF
Hummingbird plant? Hummingbirds have been observed regularly feeding from this plant's flowers. Yes
Mature height The mature height of this plant in average conditions. 1 to 2 feet
Mature spread The mature width of this plant in average conditions. 2 to 3 feet
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(Blackberry Sparkler Cuphea) Who wouldn't expect the offspring of Firecracker Plant (Cuphea ignea) to be hot orange? But Cuphea 'Blackberry Sparkler' has creamy white flowers with a subtle multicolor blush of pastels and blackberry-purple tips.

Cuphea are native to Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. The genus encompasses a sturdy, adaptable array of ornamentals that are becoming popular in gardens throughout North America as well as countries such as Australia where Blackberry Sparkler was developed. It's heat-tolerant, does well in full sun to partial shade, and is easy to grow but needs well-draining soil and average, regular watering if rainfall is scarce.

Short with a mounding form, Blackberry Sparkler is densely branched and blooms profusely throughout the growing season. Due to rapid growth, it's an ideal summer annual in areas where winter temperatures are too chilly for perennial survival.

In 2007, Australian plant breeder Robert Cherry began experimenting with open pollination of Cuphea plants including C. ignea, according to his U.S. patent application for what is now known as Cuphea 'Blackberry Sparkler'. Cherry developed it from a surprisingly white-flowered seedling he discovered in 2013 and later named CUPP1752.

Hummingbirds are renowned for their attraction to hot colors. However, similar to bees and butterflies, they find their way to Blackberry Sparkler's rich nectar.