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Cuphea ignea will be available to ship on Mar 16, 2020.  Just in time for your early spring planting
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Cuphea ignea

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Price: $12.50

(Firecracker Plant) Hot orange, tubular flowers bloom nonstop during the growing season on our variety of Firecracker Plant, which is identical to the plant sold as Vermillionaire® by Proven Winners®. This is an outstanding clone of Cuphea ignea. Hummingbirds adore it.

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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.
Firecracker Plant
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.
24"+/24"+/24"+
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.
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
Container plant?
"Yes" indicates that this plant can be successfully grown as a container plant.
Yes
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.
2 to 3 feet
Mature spread
The mature width of this plant in average conditions.
2 to 3 feet
Synonym Vermillionaire®
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Degree of Difficulty
Easy
Degree of Difficulty
This plant is easy to grow in a variety of conditions.
Best of Class
Best of Class
We believe this to be the best dwarf evergreen Cuphea.
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(Firecracker Plant) Hot orange, tubular flowers bloom nonstop during the growing season on our variety of Firecracker Plant, which is identical to the plant sold as Vermillionaire® by Proven Winners®. This is an outstanding clone of Cuphea ignea. Hummingbirds adore it and seem always to be nearby.

More compact than David Verity Cigar Plant (Cuphea x 'David Verity'), this fast growing plant is superb for borders and containers of all sizes. We’ve noticed that its rugged, deep green foliage survives hailstorms with minimal damage. In areas where winters are mild, Firecracker Plant is perennial and, at the warmest end of its range, it is a shrub.

Cupheas are native to Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Although heat tolerant and adaptable, Firecracker Plant loves morning sun and afternoon shade in areas where summer temperatures are fierce. Water regularly if rainfall is scarce, and plant it in soil that drains well. Then get ready for buzzillion hummingbird visits.

Vermillionaire® and Proven Winners® are registered trademarks and are the intellectual property of Proven Winners North America LLC or its partners, and are subject to the protections of copyright, trademark, and unfair competition law.