For over a month, Cuphea micropetala has been simply glorious with its Halloween colored flowers. Hardy for us, it can be used as a container specimen as long as you move it indoors before a freeze. For us, it dies to the ground after a hard freeze, but returns stronger each year here in Zone 7b.
I call it the candy corn vine!
Candy corn is very descriptive, but it’s not a vine.
To me this is the candy corn plant. It gets bigger and better each year. And if you are lucky enough to still have hummingbirds around they love it as much as the others in the cuphea family.
I just visited Plant Delights this am while picking up some plants I ordered online. I saw this in the display garden and loved it so much that I bought one for myself. It is simply stunning!
Glad you liked it also…it’s truly remarkable.