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Cupflower

Nierembergia spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A close up of a white Nierembergia flower and some green leaves
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Cupflower Overview

Nierembergia is a genus containing around 23 perennials or shrubs in the Solanaceae family. They originate from North and South America and are commonly known by the name Cupflower. They may be deciduous or semi-evergreen and some are grown as annual plants. Species in this genus range from frost hardy to half hardy, they grow best in full sun and moist, well-draining soil.

Common problems with Cupflower

How to propagate Cupflower

Division

Divide in spring.

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings best taken in the summer.

Seed

Sow in autumn.

Special features of Cupflower

Attractive flowers