Cuphea 'Vermillionaire'

Vermillionaire Firecracker Plant

Deciduous, Semi-evergreen Perennial, Tender Perennial

Cuphea 'Vermillionaire', a tender perennial for full sun is covered with tubular orange flowers all summer long. Hummingbirds love it! Use in containers or to add summer color to a full sun planting combination in your garden beds.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Average, Occasional, Regular / Even


Size: 18 - 24 tall x 12 - 24 wide
Shape / Form: Upright, Clumping
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attracts Birds, Attracts Hummingbirds, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Flowers, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Season: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Spring, Summer, Oct, Until Killing Frost
Flower Shape: Trumpet / Tubular

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Container, Mixed Border
Wildlife: Birds, Hummingbirds

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Summer, Fall, Late Spring / Early Summer, Three Seasons of Interest
Plant Behavior: Tender
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos