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Cuphea Tiny Mice

$8.00
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PP-00232
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Botanical Name
Cuphea Ilavea 'Tiny Mice'

Common Name
Cuphea Tiny Mice

Description
Hardy evergreen shrub from the lythraceae family which has around 260 species which are mostly native to Mexico and Brazil. 'Tiny Mice' is a selection from a breeding program carried out in the U.S. which saw its potential for use as a perennial landscape and ornamental plant.

Flower Time
First flowers appear in Spring showing its very unusual vibrant red and purple flowers that resemble mouse ears. Tiny Mice continues to flower in abundance during the warmer months and will continue on into autumn with a very showy display.

Size
Grows to 45-60cm high x 60cm wide. 

Use
Very colourful shrub for the garden or containers.

Position
Heat tolerant, full sun.

Maintenance
Thrives in most soils, deadheading not necessary as it continuously blooms but can be shaped to tidy plants. Frost & salt tolerant. Fertilise to encourage repeat flowering 

At a Glance

  • Prefers full sun
  • Hardy & easy to grow
  • Coastal & frost tolerant
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