Cuphea Hummingbirds Lunch

1-Quart
Item #27794
$27.95
Buy 3+ at $24.95 ea.
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Description

Nectar-filled cherry-red flowers attract pollinators from early spring until fall

If you love hummingbirds, hummingbirds love Cuphea Hummingbirds Lunch. Cuphea, also known as the firecracker plant and the cigar plant, loves sunshine, heat, and dry locations. Planted in full sun, in a warm, protected garden spot, Cuphea Hummingbirds Lunch (the name says it all) produces a compact, rounded shrub smothered in tubular (cigar-shaped) cherry-red (like a firecracker) flowers with apricot tips. The flowers are full of the nectar hummingbirds find irresistible, but butterflies and bees like them too. Cuphea Hummingbirds Lunch is long blooming, so it'll keep 'em coming from early spring until fall.

This plant can be used in a variety of ways. It can be grown indoors as a house plant or outdoors in a hanging basket. But to bring in the most pollinators, plant in mass (5-10 plants) in the landscape, alone or with any of our Butterfly Attracting or Hummingbird Lovers plants under the Solutions tab on our homepage.

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Genus Cuphea
Species hybrid
Variety 'Cupp1751'
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 8 - 10
Bloom Start To End Early Spring - Mid Fall
Habit Compact
Plant Height 12 in
Plant Width 24 in
Additional Characteristics Bird Lovers, Butterfly Lovers, Hummingbird Lovers
Bloom Color Red
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Baskets, Beds, Border, Containers, Houseplant, Outdoor
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Idaho

Product Review Summary

Based on 1 review
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

August 31, 2022

Ever Bloomng

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This is the most ever blooming plant. With a splash of Miracle Gro every third week, my Cupheas have expanded to almost 3’ wide and 12” tall. Though we have hummingbird feeders, our little hummers are always on the Cupheas. Bring them in during the winter if you have a somewhat sunny window and water them often until the weather warms up enough to put them outside again.

Lin from CT

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