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I've just seen a nice example of Mexican cigar (cuphea ignea) growing outside near Inverness(Scotland). it survives quite happily but does need a good summer to flower properly. Did you know this?

On plant Cuphea ignea



I'm amazed, I thought it was barely frost hardy - is it possible whoever has it takes it inside for the winter though?

15 Jul, 2009


No, it stays out all year. It's not even against a wall or sheltered at all. Apparantly it grows fine, it's just the flowers are a bit weak unless it's a good year. The owner says it's five years old!!

15 Jul, 2009


I have the mexican cigar growing in hanging baskets that dont survive the winter and i live on the south coast!!

15 Jul, 2009


I shall walk past again in a few days so will ask owner for more specific info.

15 Jul, 2009


Warm thoughts to Inverness please, one's going in :)

16 Jul, 2009

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