• slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide

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

Related Content

Upcoming Appearances


July 13
Pasquesi Home & Gardens
Lake Bluff, IL

July 14
Sanger House Gardens
Milwaukee, WI

July 20
Ebert's Greenhouse Village
Ixonia, WI

Learn More

Book an Appearance

Learn More

Win Melinda's Trees and Shrubs DVD set!

ENTER NOW