Bat Face Cuphea

Cuphea llavea

  • Appropriately named.
  • Very heat tolerant.
  • Cold tender so not suited for rain gardens.
  • Cut back to 6” after cold damage occurs but before spring growth.

One of the best plants to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Low growing, spreading habit of growth. Does exceptionally well as a container plant in bright, sunny places. The flower is red and purple and resembles a bat face when examined fairly close-up. Fertilize several times during the summer months. Produces striking red flowers over an extended period during the warm months of the year.

Common Names: Bat-Face Cuphea, St. Peter’s Plant, Tiny Mice, Bunny Ears