David Verity Cigar Plant Scientific Name: Cuphea ignea 'David Verity' NOTE: No shipping / pickup only
History/general species info:Wonderful small shrub boasting a profusion of cigar-shaped red to orange flowers full of rich nectar that is a magnet for hummingbirds and pollinators. Native to Mexico and the West Indies. "Ignea" comes from the Latin for fire.
Characteristics: Perennial. Evergreen. Small shrub.Rounded, densely branched, bushy shape of small bright-green, elliptical leaves. Small, tubular, trumpet-like red flowers. Nonstop year-round bloomer. Great as a border, beds or edgings along walkways or paths. Container plant for decks, patios or porches. Hanging baskets.
Flower: Orange to red
Planting / Care: Drought and heat tolerant, but prefers regular moisture. Full sun but will tolerate part shade. Grows well-draining sandy, loamy, and clay soils. If the plant becomes leggy, pinch the stem tips. Virtually pest and disease free. Cold hardy to 10 degrees.
Size and Spacing: Height: 2-4' Spread: 2-4'
Wildlife: Hummingbirds, butterflies and general wildlife