Cuphea hybrid 'Vermillionaire®'

Firecracker Plant

Tips for Homeowners:

Keep constantly moist, but not wet during establishment and fertilize regularly.  Once established drought tolerant.  Deadheading not necessary. 

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This plant is tough enough to thrive in the landscape, but really excells in containers where the delicate flowers can be appreciated close up. Hummingbirds and pollinators flock to the nectar, so be prepared for other visitors! 

  • Hummingbird magnet!
  • Heat tolerant
  • Unusual orange flowers all season

Ideal in the border, in containers or planted in large groups.

Height: 18-24 in
Spread: 12-24 in
Zone: 8-11
Color: Orange

Interesting Notes about Firecracker Plant:

Cuphea is an easy care annual ideal for full sun all day long.  If it gets too much shade flower production is affected and plant has tendency to stretch.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Mass Planting
  • Border or Bed
  • Fast Growing
  • Blooms all Season
  • Great Foliage
  • Container
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Focal Point
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Long Blooming

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Humming-birds


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained