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Cuphea llavea 'Tiny Mice'

Genus: Cuphea.

Species: Cuphea llavea.

Common name: Cuphea 'Tiny Mice'
Botanic name: Cuphea llavea
Family: Lythraceae

An evergreen, low growing shrub with masses of small mice-like flowers during the warmer months - spring to autumn.
Mature size: Height: 1-2 feet (45-60 cm). Width: 2 feet (60 cm).
Flowering period: Spring to autumn.
Flowering attributes: Hairy, violet, tubular flowers with purple ends and two brilliant red petals, held on one-sided racemes.
Leaf attributes: Hairy, lance-shaped, green leaves.
Growth habit: Clump forming.
Light: Full sun.
Soil: Fertile, moist, well-drained soil.

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