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Cuphea llavea 'Torpedo' | Sarah Raven
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Cuphea llavea 'Torpedo'

This plant loves summer heat and is drought tolerant, making it perfect for pots and hanging baskets.
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5 rooted cuttings

3 x 9cm pots (511062-3)

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Tender Perennial (grown as a Half-Hardy Annual)
Position
Container, Front
Soil
Fertile, Neutral
Flowers
June - September
Height
30cm (12in)
Group/Species
llavea
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun, Part Shade
Spread
20cm (8in)
Cultivation
Plant in spring after risk of frosts

Description

This plant loves summer heat and is drought tolerant, making it perfect for pots and hanging baskets. Masses of purple and crimson flowers appear in early summer, continuing all the way through to September.

Care Tips

Dead head regularly to prolong flowering.