Cuphea Vermillionaire®
Cuphea Vermillionaire®

Cuphea Vermillionaire®

SKU: S71451
1 for $10.95
Quick Facts
Common Name: Cigar or Firecracker Plant
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jun-Sep
Mature Height: 18-28" Spacing: 12-18"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
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Shipping Details Shipment begins in late March 2021, depending on your zone. See shipping tab for details
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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.




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.


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. 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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Favorite of Hummingbirds

I buy several firecracker plants every year to place in containers. My hummingbirds adore them.

19 of 19 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

Bring on the hummingbirds!

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.

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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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.

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