Hummingbird’s Lunch

Cuphea 'CUPP1751’ PP32525

Forget Hummingbird feeders! These super long blooming (nearly year-round in frost-free climates) beauties are an all-natural food source, without a lot of fuss.

Sunset Zones

11–13, 16–24

USDA Zones

USDA 8B–11

Hummingbird’s Lunch Features

Plant Dimensions

24–32" H x 24–26" W

Landscape Use

Accent, Border, Container, Garden Bed

Plant Type

Evergreen

Growth Rate

Fast

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Attracts Pollinators, Heat Tolerance, Longer Blooming, Water-wise

Feature

Bright cherry red two-toned flowers summer to fall.

Flowering Season

Spring, Summer, Fall

Hummingbird’s Lunch Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established/Water-wise

Fertilizer

Feed in spring to fall

Pruning

Prune spring to summer if needed

Soil

Well-drained garden soil

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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