Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Cuphea lanceolata, 'Firefly', Tiny Mice

Common Name: Tiny Mice

Genus: Cuphea

Species: lanceolata

Cultivar or Variety: 'Firefly'

Characteristics: The unusual flowers make this an attractive plant for cool or hot areas.

Life Cycle
Annual

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8
Zone 9

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring

Germination Temperature
60-70 F

Seed Sowing Depth
Lay on top of soil

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Yes

Days to Germination
7-10 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Part Sun/ Part Shade

Plant Height
10 - 12 inches

Plant Form
Upright
Branching

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
Burgundy

Nutritional Needs
Moist
Wet

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed
Stem Fragments

Cutting Flower
No

Additional Uses
Containers
Planters

Image
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