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botanical name:
Cuphea ignea
Cuphea ignea © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Cigar flower
synonyms:  Cuphea platycentra
family:  Lythraceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 0.60m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 2°C
USDA zone: 11 to 11
Small freely branching shrub or subshrub, often grown as an annual. Opposite, lance-shaped to oblong green leaves. Tubular deep red flowers, darker red and white at the mouth, are produced over a long period from late spring to autumn.

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

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

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