Cigar Plant White Cuphea Ignea Coan is a hardy, woody, perennial flowering plant that belongs to the Lythraceae family. Cigar Plant White seeds can be started indoors or outdoors, and Mexican Cigar Flower, Firecracker Plant, and Cigarette Plant are other common names of this plant. Cuphea Ignea Coan is a compact variety of Cigar Plant that forms mounds of lush, bright-green foliage and blooms with tubular, white flowers that resemble small cigars. Cigar Flower is a one of the hummingbird favorite plants, and its showy blooms also attract butterflies and bees.
Cigar Plant White Cuphea is suitable for rock gardens, and this bushy plant is a superb dwarf garden or container shrub. Cuphea Ignea Coan seeds germinate in 2-3 weeks, and the established Cigar Plant enjoys full sun tolerating partial shade and preferring moist, well-drained soil. The low maintenance Firecracker Plant is heat and drought resistant. One of the advantages of growing Mexican Cigar Plant is that it can be brought indoors and grown as a houseplant during the winter months.
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