Totally Tempted™ Watermelon Wine™ – cuphea – Cuphea procumbens

Garden Height
8 - 16
12 - 18
12 - 18
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Pink, Red
Light Code
Light Level
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Totally Tempted™ series of Cuphea flourishes both in arid and humid climates, plus it includes a range of colors that’s sure to coordinate with any color palette. You already know that Cuphea flowers are favorites of pollinators. The self-cleaning, watermelon red blossoms of Totally Tempted™ Watermelon Wine™ keep right on coming from spring to fall, providing a continuous nectar source for our winged friends.

  • Continuous Re-Bloom
  • Dead-Heading Not Necessary
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Long Blooming

Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Maintenance Notes:

Cuphea is a heat lover and that grows in both arid and humid climates. Always keep this plant in full sun for best flowering and to prevent it from stretching in the shade.

Keep the soil moist throughout the growing season. Regular feeding will keep it full and constantly flowering. Once established, it does not require a lot of water.

This plant is a perennial in USDA zones 9a and higher, but should be considered an annual in colder climates. If you are in a marginally hardy area, an application of light mulch (like pine needles) about 6 inches deep and a foot wide may help the plant survive the winter. When the threat of frost has passed, remove the layer of mulch. The plant should not be cut back in the winter. If it has dead plant material or is leggy in spring, you can trim it back once new growth begins.

Uses Notes:

Grow in landscapes, polinator gardens, hanging baskets, window boxes and upright containers. Great hummingbird attractor.

Maintenance Category: Easy

Water Category: Average

Bloom Time: Spring through Fall

Hardiness Zones: 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b

Flower Form: Border Plant, Container, Landscape, Mass Planting

Soil Fertility: Average Soil

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