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(sold as Flamenco Samba)

Family: Lythraceae

Common name: FALSE HEATHER

Native to: Mexico


Type: shrub

Forms: clumping, erect, open form

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 2 feet

Max width: 2 feet


red, secondary color present




Attracts wildlife: specific butterfly species

Plant features: evergreen

Exposure: part shade, sun

Propagates by: seed

flowers in fall

flowers in summer

Soil type: loam

USDA Zones: zone 10 to +30 f, zone 11 to +40 f, zone 12 above +40 f

Temp. range: +30 to above +40 °F

Water: regular

Butterflies that feed on this plant

  • Cuphea flamenco samba 2
  • Cuphea flamenco samba 3 2
  • Cuphea flamenco samba 3 3
  • Cuphea flamenco samba 3