Cuphea ignea ~ Cigar Plant, Firecracker Plant
Cuphea ignea is one of those plants that can mostly be planted and enjoyed, with little or no maintenance required. Cuphea ignea will bloom in full sun or even moderate shade. The Cigar Plant grows 18-24" tall and slowly spreads by underground runners. I shear off the Cigar Plants to near the ground each Winter or if it flops. Overhead water can knock the Cigar plants down. Cuphea ignea blooms from early in the Spring until frost takes it down. Cuphea ignea is root hardy down into the low teens.
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