Thriving in the heat of a sunny garden, Cuphea cyanea Caribbean Sunset (sometimes also sold as Cuphea Strybing Peach) is aptly named, with its warmly-hued flowers produced from spring through fall on reddish stems, evoking a tropical feel whereever it is used. A very handsome and floriferous perennial, its small, orange tubular blooms each has yellow faces and purple ears, and are attractive to hummingbirds. This low-maintenance plant is easy to grow, not requiring deadheading and is even drought-tolerant. Hardy from zone 9 onwards. 2 feet tall and wide. Full sun to part shade. Well-drained soil. Usually available only in plant forms. Fresh seeds, harvested 08/2016 & 12/2016.
Our website for actively-growing plants and cuttings (eclecticplants.ecrater.com) is now re-opened starting 6/2/2014.