Bat-faced Cuphea is a great
hummingbird plant. In the Memphis area, you can plant Cuphea
llavea as an annual. The long
tubular flower has two red bat-like ears. The plant will grow 12 to 18 inches
tall and about two feet wide. It can tolerate full sun to light shade. Talk
about a bloomer. This plant blooms from April to October. It works great in
sunny beds or in your containers. You will find we planted them at Once Upon a
Farm to lure the Hummingbirds to the feeders.