Cigar Plant

Cuphea ignea

Size

Height - 2 to 3 feet

Width - 2 to 3 feet

Sun

Full sun

Plant Type

Adapted shrubby
perennial

Other common names

Cigar Flower, Mexican Cigar, Little Cigar Cuphea

BLOOMING
MONTHS

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Save Water   Medium water required
 
More Color   Orange flowers all summer
 
 
Attract Wildlife   Hummingbirds are attracted to the tube-shaped flowers
 
Reduce Maintenance   Cut back in winter; plant returns in late spring
 
Texas Tough    Fast-growing; loves heat and humidity

Interesting Facts

Name comes from the distinctive flower that resembles a lit cigar.  Is considered an annual in most of the U.S. but has been coming back year after year in our Demonstration Garden.  Is native to Mexico and South America.

Cigar Plants in Frisco