Torpedo Cuphea, Giant Bat Face Cuphea, Batface

Cuphea llavea 'Torpedo'

Lythraceae

Torpedo Cuphea, Giant Bat Face Cuphea, Batface
A larger flowering form of the common Batface Cuphea which produces 1-1/2" long red tubular blooms that end with a purple bat-like face that is accented by the bright red 'ears'. Flowers from late spring to frost and is adored by Hummingbirds. Use in mixed containers or in mass to create a bold effect.

Grows To: 18-24''H x 24-30''W

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10,11,12

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

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Soil & Moisture: Well-draining, average moist soils. Do not keep overly wet or soggy.

Deer Resistance: Seldom to Sometimes Bothered

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Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml

Price: $ 7.99
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