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Bat Plant

Botanical Name
Cuphea llavea
Hardiness
Zones 9 to 12
Height
18 to 30 inches
Width
24 to 36 inches
Flowers
Spring thru Frost: red with purple or black
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Sow seeds indoors 10-12 weeks before last frost
  • Cuphea is tolerant of heat and humidity
  • Maintain moist soil for best performance
  • Pinch back plants for fuller form and stronger stems
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Totally TemptedTM - mounded 12 inches
  • Flemenco SambaTM - mounded 1 to 3 feet
  • Tiny Mice - 10 to 14 inches, bright red flowers, heat and drought tolerant

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