Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee)
Genus: Cuphea (KYOO-fee-uh)
Species: purpurea
Common Name: Firecracker  

                     aka: Cuphea Bat Face
Category:
Tropicals
Tender Perennials
Height:
12-24 in.
Spacing:
24-36 in.
Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a to 11
***Treat as an annual where not hardy***
*** This Plant Will Live In Any Zone From Spring Until Frost ***
Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Bloom Color:
Red
Dark Purple
Bloom Time:
Late Spring to Frost
Foliage:
Evergreen in warmer zones
Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 7.8
Available:
Early/Mid May
Pot Sizes:
Quart

Bat Face/Firecracker c. purpurea Quart Pot

$6.50Price
  • Bat Face will now be called 'Firecracker' (Same Plant Just a Name Change)

    Firecracker is at its best when potted in a raised pot or a hanging basket.