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Cigar Plant

Cuphea ignea


Height - 2 to 3 feet

Width - 2 to 3 feet


Full sun

Plant Type

Adapted shrubby

Other common names

Cigar Flower, Mexican Cigar, Little Cigar Cuphea


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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

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