Friday, May 8, 2009


The Cuphea plants at The Antique Rose Emporium:

Bat-faced Cuphea (Cuphea llavea)

If you look closely at the "face" of the bloom on the left you can see the bat with really large red ears. Right click on the photo to get a larger view. (But, please... do not look closely at my fingers - spent most of the day pulling weeds...)

Totally Tempted (TM) variety of Bat-face.

David Varity. Smaller bloom with no ears. (Cuphea ignea)

Tall variety 36" - 48" , "Fall Cigar Plant", "Candy Corn Plant". (Cuphea micropetala)

All related to the Mexican Heather. (Cuphea hyssopifolia)

Cupheas are mostly originally from Mexico. Not considered frost tolerant so you may want to treat them as an annual.

Smelling the Roses