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Plant Species of the genus Cuphea

Information about this genus
Name: Cuphea
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Fairly frost tender, they do best in full sun or light shade in well-drained moist soil in a position sheltered from strong winds. Occasional tip pruning from an early age will encourage compact growth. Propagate from seed or from tip cuttings.
Description: This is a large genus of around 250 species of annuals, evergreen perennials and low-growing shrubs from Central and South America with flexible leafy stems and small, opposite or whorled leaves. They are grown for their masses of irregularly shaped tubular flowers produced over a long period, almost the year round. In warm climates they are easy to grow in average garden conditions and make good tub plants.

Specie Vernacular Zone
Cuphea hyssopifolia 10?12
Cuphea ignea 10?12
Cuphea micropetala 9?11
viscosissima blue waxweed

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