Cuphea 'Bat Face'

Description
Botanical Name: 
Cuphea llavea

Native to Mexico, Central America. Leaves are green, lanceolate, 3" long. The black to purple lobes of the red flowers resemble the face of a bat. Needs moderate water in the desert southwest and is evergreen above 25 degrees. Great color all summer into autumn. Cut back in early spring for new season growth.

Plant Characteristics
Plant Category: 
Perennials
Name: 
Cuphea 'Bat Face'
Plant Type: 
Perennial
Flower: 
Red with black to purple lobes, 1 1/2" long
Mature Size: 
2' - 3' x 3'
Water: 
Moderate
Exposure:: 
Full sun, part shade
Spacing: 
1 1/2'
Soil Type: 
Clay; loam; sand; acidic; alkaline; well drained
Planting Time: 
Any season
Comments

Attracts hummingbirds.