The versatile Vermillionaire™ Cuphea is a spectacular addition to a garden, offering easy maintenance and both heat and drought tolerance.
Growers and gardeners who value exceptional garden performance should consider the continuously blooming newcomer Vermillionaire™ Cuphea, known as the "Firecracker" plant for the shape of its flowers. This hybrid was developed specifically for heat and drought tolerance and needs no deadheading, yet provides spectacular red/orange flowers throughout the season.
Dennis Crum, Director of Growing Operations, notes that Vermillionaire loves full sun and thrives with a minimum of fuss — a feature gardeners will love.
"I like the thick, full flower coverage and mounded shape, which works both in the garden and in containers," he says. "This plant does well in the north and the south. Since it loves the heat, I would finish it for peak season in the south and Mother’s Day onward in the north."
Find expanded culture information for growing Vermillionaire here.