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botanical name:
Cuphea caeciliae
Cuphea caeciliae © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Cigar flower
family:  Lythraceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 0.60m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red & yellow
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 2°C
USDA zone: 10 to 11
Small freely branching shrub or subshrub, grown as an annual in cool climates. Opposite, lance-shaped to oblong green leaves. Small tubular deep red flowers with yellow tips, produced over a long period from summer to autumn.

Well drained soil in full sun or part shade. Frost tender.

From seed or by cuttings in spring or summer.

Summer bedding or containers and shrub borders in warm climates. Can be grown as a conservatory or house plant.

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