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"Pink Bunny" Cuphea

Welcome to the loveable "Pink Bunny" Cuphea!  This fun perennial puts out inch-long blooms that resemble little bunnies with outstretched arms.  But not just a few bunnies.  We're talking hundreds and hundreds of bunnies!  These multicolored blooms appear non-stop from spring through fall.  This is an easy-to-grow plant that is loved by kids - and also hummingbirds!

"Pink Bunny" Cuphea

"Pink Bunny" Cuphea

The "Pink Bunny" Cuphea forms a neat bush about 3 to 4 feet tall and wide.  It works well in most garden settings, whether in a crowded cottage garden, or by itself in a planter on a sunny patio.  The tubular blooms are reddish-pink with a white "head", and have striped, pinkish-purple petals that look like ears, arms and feet.  It's almost constantly in bloom here in San Francisco.  The plant is a hybrid between Cuphea ignea and C. angustifolia, and it doesn't make seeds.

"Pink Bunny" Cuphea

The Pink Cuphea is easy to grow.  It's been known to handle temperatures in the 90s with no problem.  It can probably tolerate a few degrees of frost, but i recommend protecting it from freezing temps.  It grows well indoors in a pot.  I grow it in part sun, but it reportedly likes full sun as well.  Give it fertile, well-draining soil that's kept evenly moist.  Over about 40% humidity is best.

"Pink Bunny" Cuphea

 

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