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A picture of a Cupflower

Cupflower

Nierembergia hippomanica var. violacea

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Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

20cm

15cm

Min

15cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Cupflower Overview

This is a small bushy perennial, it is better to grow as an annual. In the summer and early autumn it will bear a profusion of open dark bluish purple flowers with yellow throats. It will produce branched thin upright stems and narrowly lance-shaped, deep-green, slightly hairy leaves. It will grow moderately fast and will grow to a height and spread of 15-20cm.

Common problems with Cupflower

How to propagate Cupflower

Cuttings

You can propagate the annuals from seed, the perennials by division in spring and the subshrubs from cuttings towards late summer.

Division

Seed

Other uses of Cupflower

Border, edging, rock garden, container