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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
description:
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.

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

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

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