Cuphea micropetala
"Candy Corn Plant"

Cuphea micropetela Candy Corn PlantCuphea micropetela Candy Corn Plant

This mad blooming, shrubby perennial is growing out of my neighbor’s 1’ across parking strip, and I think it’s rather the envy of the neighborhood. Evergreen and ever-blooming, it’s a fiesta of non-stop bloom in mild climates like ours (in colder climates it’s known to put on its best show from August to October). Zillions of yummy 2.5” bicolor “candy-corn” looking flowers adorn the many radiating red stems, making this the most visited-by-hummingbirds plant I’ve ever seen!Nice glossy foliage, it’s drought, clay and salt tolerant.Totally easy!To 4’ x 5’, cut back to 1.5’ tall in Winter to maintain a smaller shape.

Cuphea micropetela Candy Corn PlantCuphea micropetela Candy Corn Plant

-Annie

Sun/Pt.Sun inland
Avg./Low water

Perennial Shrub
USDA zones 7b-10