Hummingbird’s Lunch Cuphea

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

This plant is suitable for your USDA Zone 9b

Hummingbird’s Lunch Features

Plant Dimensions

24–32" H x 24–26" W

Landscape Use

Accent, Border, Container, Garden Bed

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

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


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


Feed in spring to fall


Prune spring to summer if needed


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.

Shop for your Sunset plants

Your zip code 92260 is located in Zone: 9b with a temperature range of: 25 to 30 °F.