Cigar Plant Rose Cuphea Ignea Coan is a tropical perennial native to Mexico. Cigar Plant Rose seeds germinate fast, and this plant is also commonly known as Cigar Flower, Firecracker Plant, and Cigarette Plant. Cuphea Ignea Coan is a compact, mounding, bushy plant with an attractive dark-green foliage and uniquely-shaped, cigar-like, tubular, rose-pink flowers. The hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees like to visit flowering Cigar Plant.
Cigar Plant Rose is perfect for growing in the front row of the flower border or in large containers and pots. Cuphea Ignea Coan seeds have to be kept moist until germination, and Cigar Plant is virtually maintenance-free. This flower grows best in full sun or partial shade enjoying moist, but well-drained soil and adapting to poor soil conditions, drought and heat. Cigar Plant can be grown indoors as a houseplant.
Height: 10 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Rich, Moist well-drained, pH 6.1-7.8
USDA Zones: 8-12 (As Perennial) All Regions of North America (As Annual)
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (6-8 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil
Germination Time: 14-20 Days