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Cuphea llavea, Cuphea barbigera, Cigar Plant, Bat Head, Bat Face, St Peter Plant

Cuphea llavea, Cuphea barbigera

Cigar Plant, Bat Head, Bat Face, St Peter Plant
Family: Lythraceae
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Flowers resemble a burning sigar. Origin - Mexico, Jamaica. Beautiful everblooming small shrub 1-2" tall that can be used as a perfect groundcover. Great butterfly attractor. Very hight drought tolerance.


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