Cuphea Llavea

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Plant Information:

Botanical Name:  Cuphea Llavea

Common Name: Bat-Face Cuphea

Family: Lythraceae

Origin: Mexico

Type: Tropical Color

Size: 14"h x 14"w

Exposure: Sun


Butterflies: Yes

Hummingbirds: Yes

Container Size: Large Pot Band

It’s easy to see how this cute little plant gets its name. The flowers have a dark purplish black face with two big red ears and look like the cuddly fuzzy mug of a bat. I’ve grown this easy and constantly blooming plant off and on for years, dating back to my days as Garden Manager for Oklahoma Gardening. Bat-Face Cuphea is related to Mexican Heather and Crapemyrtle so you know it has built in heat tolerance and flower power. It can both fill and spill in a mixed container and also attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. On the chance it gets a little large for its space, just cut it back and it will bloom fine.