- Light Requirement is Partial Sun to Full Sun
- Height 10-16 Inches
- Width 12-18 Inches
- Use as a filler when using in containers
- Pink, lavender & rose fan-shaped flowers!
Every annual garden can use some Fairy Dust. Delicate pink to lavender to rose colored petals whirl out from dark pink throats in semi-fan shape, dangling sweetly above their green foliage. The species cuphea range from low growing annuals to semi-woody shrubby perennials, capable of growing up to 7 feet tall in their native environment. Most regions, however, use cuphea as an annual, sprinkling its magic in annual and perennial gardens across the United States.
Native to warm, tropical regions of the United States and the Americas, cupheas grow year round in Zones 8b through 11b. They can be grown in 8a with winter protection in some areas. Zones 3-7 can grow cupheas as annuals, especially in areas with warm humid summers. Sometimes called cigar flowers, bat flowers or mouse ears, cupheas are a much loved addition to spring into fall gardens.
Fairy Dust Pink Cuphea Care
A carefree annual for the most part, cupheas require moderately moist soil, are heat and drought tolerant once established, and prefer a slightly acidic to neutral soil, pH 6.0 to 6.5. Long sun-filled days are perfect for providing continuous, long-lasting blooms. Fertilize regularly throughout the season for plants in the ground, and for container plants. Keep soil consistently moist and do not let completely dry out as this will cause leaf burn and unsightly dry foliage.
Deadheading is not necessary with cupheas. Lightly prune if the plant starts to look leggy, gets out of shape, or dries out and it will bounce back with vigorous growth and renewed flowering High light, and part to full sun is needed for long bloom periods. All in all, an easy to grow annual.
Fairy Dust Pink Cuphea Spacing
Fairy Dust Pink Cupheas are not too fussy about spacing as it is an open plant that gets good air circulation naturally. Growing up to 10 to 16 inches tall and 12 to 18 inches wide, space plantings about 8 to 12 inches apart. As a medium height mounding annual, cupheas pair beautifully with calibrachoa, hedera, lobelia, petunia, ipomoea, scaevola, isotoma, verbena, and pennistemon weeping grasses, just to name a few, and make an attractive, frilly accent in large container gardens.
Fairy Dust® Pink Cuphea Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11
|Flower Color(s): Pink, Purple
|Flower Description: Shades Of Lavender To Pink And Rose
|Bloom Period: Planting To Frost
|Foliage Color(s) Green
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
|Height Class: Short
|Height: 10-16 Inches
|Spread: 12-18 Inches
|Spacing: 8-12 Inches
|Drought Tolerant: Yes
|Container Role: Filler
|Use Types: Border Plant, Combinations, Container, Edging Plant, Landscape
|Features: Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Low Maintenance, Deadheading Not Necessary
|Scientific Name: Cuphea ramosissima 'PAS1303307' USPVP 201800290
|Common Name: Fairy Dust® Pink Cuphea
|Other Name(s): Firecracker plant, cigar flower, Mexican cigar plant, Mexican heather, Hawaiian heather, bat flower, bunny ears, false heather, elfin herb
|Plant Type: Annual
|Brand: Proven Winners
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.