The colorful tubular flowers are borne in profusion on this upright grower, and their nectar is relished by hummingbirds. Plants are well branched with a mounding habit, and make a superb addition to containers and garden beds. A Proven Winners® variety. PPAF
For information on growing Cuphea, click Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
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Aimee Mendes from North Easton, Massachusetts
Not only is it visually striking (and photos don't do it justice), Vermillionaire is a workhorse. It has been flowering going on four months now (just entering second week of October) and shrugged off the very hot, dry summer we had this year in the Northeast. Did I mention the hummingbirds? I've never seen so many at one time just enjoying. This will definitely be an annual staple of mine going forward.
Latin Name Pronunciation: koo'-fee-ah
Grow in full sun in average, well-drained soil that stays evenly moist. Once established, plants can tolerate dryer growing conditions.
Fertilize twice a month in summer with a water-soluble fertilizer (such as 15-30-15) to keep plants flowering all season long.
For information on planting and care of annuals, click here.