Scientific Name: Cuphea x purpurea Form: Mounded, Oval - vertical
Common Name:firecracker Texture:Medium
Family Name:LythraceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Annual Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Garden origin Hardiness Zone:Zone 11: (above 4 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Glandular hairs, Lanceolate Obovate Ovate
Flowers: Raceme, (Floriferous), Pink, Red, Jul- Aug
Fruit: Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Capsule, Brown, Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Hanging basket, Small garden/space, Summer interest
Key ID Features:Leaves hairy, dark green, ovate-laneolate, pointed; flowers tubular to 3 cm long, calyx rose-red to pink-violet; petals paired, red, ear-like (bat face like).