Cuphea llavea (Bat Faced Cuphea)


Sun to part sun. 1 to 2 ft. tall and wide. Masses of unique flowers shower this colorful shrub over a long season. Named for its resemblance to a bat: the dark purple flower is the face and the red lobes are the ears. Thrives in heat, tolerates drought and attracts hummingbirds. A showy addition to the color border. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. We love to pair this plant with Salvia 'Lady In Red'.