Cuphea Hummingbirds Lunch

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


8 - 10

Mature Height

12 IN

Mature Width

24 IN

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Tolerance

Normal, loamy, Clay, Sandy, Poor

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
8 - 10
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


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.


Genus: Cuphea
Species: hybrid
Variety: 'Cupp1751'
Item Form: 1-Quart
Category: Perennials
Bloom Season Start: Early Spring
Bloom Season End: Mid Fall
Bloom Color: Red
Habit: Compact
USDA Zone Low: 8
USDA Zone High: 10
Uses: Baskets, Beds, Border, Containers, Houseplant, Outdoor
Zone: 8, 9, 10
State Shipping Restrictions: GU, HI, ID, PR, VI
Discount Exempt: No


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