Cuphea ‘Flamenco Samba’

Plant name: Cuphea ‘Flamenco Samba’

Virtues: The Flamenco series features a collection of vigorous, well-branched, large-flowered, and continuously blooming Cuphea. The flower size turns heads, and the heat tolerance is unsurpassed.

Bloom color: Deep burgundy.

Leaf/Foliage: Mint green.

Goes great with: Tropical foliage varieties. The blooms really sizzle when planted with dark-colored plants.

Habit: Vigorous and well branched.

Season: Performs best from spring to late summer.

Suggested by: David Doolittle of Euro-American Propagators (www.euroamprop.com).

Where does it come from: From an Australian plantsman and breeder, Terry Keogh.

Tips: Grows best when pinched softly. USDA hardiness zones 9-11.

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