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Cuphea llavea 'Tiny Mice'

Tiny Mice Cuphea

Cuphea

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Small, freely branching shrub or subshrub with unusual tubular flowers lipped with upward facing red petals that look like mouse ears and purple eyes with dark red flutes; great for bedding, shrub borders, and containers in warm climates

Description

Small, freely branching shrub or subshrub with unusual tubular flowers lipped with upward facing red petals that look like mouse ears and purple eyes with dark red flutes; great for bedding, shrub borders, and containers in warm climates

Landscape Attributes

Tiny Mice Cuphea is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Tiny Mice Cuphea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Tiny Mice Cuphea will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

8b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

30 inches

30 inches

rich

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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