Cuphea 'Vermillionaire'

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  • Common Name: Large Firecracker Plant
  • Plant Story:

    Cuphea 'Vermillionaire' features red tubular flowers turning yellow and white towards the tip blooming all season long. The summertime favorite loves the heat and loved by hummingbirds. In cooler climates it is often grown as an annual or as a houseplant.

  • Type: Annual
  • Bloom Season: Summer
  • Flower Color: Red
  • Planting Zone: 8-11
  • Height: 1.5- 2.5 ft
  • Spread: 1-2 ft
  • Light Requirements:Full Sun
  • Suggested Uses: Borders, beds, or edging
  • Leaf: Lance shaped green
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to: Birds,
  • Plant Deer Resistant:No
  • Plant Potential Pests:Aphids, whiteflies, spider mites, powdery mildew, leaf spot, and root rot
  • Form: Mounding
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Grown as an annual or houseplant. Tolerates high heat and part shade.


Large Firecracker Plant - Additional Photos