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Bat Face Cuphea Plant

Your price: $8.36
  • - Bunny Ears, Tiny Mice
  • - Height: 12-18 inches
  • - Growing Zone: 2-11
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: Spring-Fall
  • - Each 3-Inch Pot contains 1 Bat Face Cuphea Plant
Plant Features

Bat Face Cuphea (Cuphea llavea), is an eye-catching, unique plant that adds a touch of whimsy and intrigue to any garden. Native to Mexico, this compact, mounding plant features an abundance of small, tubular flowers in a vibrant shade of deep purple or red, each adorned with two elongated petals resembling the face of a bat or the ears of a mouse or bunny.

Bat Face Cuphea is perfect for borders, containers, or as a quirky focal point in garden beds. Its continuous blooming habit ensures a lively display of color from late spring through fall, making it a reliable choice for season-long interest.

Not only does this plant offer a captivating appearance, but it also attracts hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden, providing a source of nectar for these beautiful creatures. The tubular flowers are perfectly shaped for hummingbirds to access, making Bat Face Cuphea an excellent addition to pollinator-friendly gardens.

This low-maintenance plant thrives in full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. It is relatively drought-tolerant once established, but regular watering during dry spells will keep it looking its best. Deadheading is not necessary for continuous blooming; however, light pruning can help maintain a tidy shape and encourage fresh growth.

As a tender perennial, Bat Face Cuphea is winter hardy in USDA zones 9-11. In colder regions, it can be grown as an annual or brought indoors during the winter months to protect it from freezing temperatures.

If you're looking for a plant that combines unique aesthetics, continuous blooming, and the ability to attract pollinators, Bat Face Cuphea is an excellent choice. Its quirky appearance and easy care requirements make it a delightful addition to any garden seeking a conversation starter.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Overwinter Zones 9, 10, 11
Soil Moisture Moist
Soil Properties Well-drained
Fertilizer Weekly
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Height Category Medium
Mature Spread 12-18 inches
Habit Mounded
Flower Color Orange, Purple, Red
Foliage Color Green
Features Heat tolerant
Garden Styles Container Garden, Pollinator Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Focal Point
Pet Friendly Yes
Plant Type Hybrid

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Bat Faced Cuphea

l Bought this in July aand by season's end it was 18 tall and wide and flowering very nicely. Healthy plant. Will cut it bck hard and mulch heavily to try and get it to return here in zone 7b. Very nice plaant.

From Jim | December 02, 2022

Bat Face Cuphea

I received my first order from GrowJoy just 3 weeks ago. They arrived beautify packaged to prevent damage in transit. I was delighted with the size of the plants, especially the well developed roots. Far superior to most other plants I have ordered on line. I live in Las Vegas, and in spite of the over 100 degree temperatures right now, I think the Bat Face Cuphea will flourish.

From Fay | June 17, 2015