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Waxweed

Cuphea spp.

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

1m

30cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Waxweed Overview

This genus contains almost 300 annual, perennial and evergreen shrub and subshrub species and is commonly grown for its flowers - those of species ignea resemble small burning cigars and commonly known as cigar plants. They originate from tropical and warm temperate locations in America and may grow up to 2m high. This genus is popular as ornamental garden plants, with flowers ranging greatly in colour from bright red and vivid purple to pastel pink and white shades.

Common problems with Waxweed

Generally pest and disease free

How to propagate Waxweed

Cuttings

Seed

You can propagate by seeds in the spring.

Special features of Waxweed

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Waxweed

Grown for their flowers.