Cuphea? Anyone for a Mexican Giant Cigar?

What a stunning addition to the fall garden!  Cuphea micropetala creates a show-stopping display with thousands of bicolor yellow and orange flowers atop a 3′ x 3′ clump. Cuphea, also known as Mexican giant cigar plant, is deciduous and may be slow to emerge in the spring in colder climates, but has been reliably hardy for us to 8 degrees F.

Picture of Cuphea micropetala flowers

Cuphea micropetala with striking yellow and orange bicolor flowers

Picture of Cuphea micropetala in the garden

Cuphea micropetala in the garden today

picture of Cuphea in the sales house

Cuphea micropetala for sale