What a stunning addition to the fall garden! Cuphea micropetala creates a show-stopping display with thousands of bicolor yellow and orange flowers atop a 3′ x 3′ clump. Cuphea, also known as Mexican giant cigar plant, is deciduous and may be slow to emerge in the spring in colder climates, but has been reliably hardy for us to 8 degrees F.
Call it the ‘candy corn cuphea’, and it may sell like crazy next October?
That’s a great idea!
Is it just a fall bloomer?
Yes, it will begin blooming late summer to early fall and continue through the fall.