Cuphea melvilla, Cuphea micropetala, Candy Corn Plant

Cuphea melvilla, Cuphea micropetala

Candy Corn Plant
Family: Lythraceae
Origin: Brazil
Groundcover and low-growing 2ft plantSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

A great butterfly and hummingbird attractor. Full sun to partial shade. Shear as needed to maintain desired size. The bush may reach 4' tall and 4' wide if left untrimmed. Blooms several times through the year in large bursts of orange and yellow flowers with greenish tips. Also known commonly as the candy corn plant due to the resemblance of the flower to the candy.

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