Botanical Name: Cuphea melvillea
Common Names: Candy Corn or Cigar Plant
Plant type: Perennial Shrub
Zone: 7 - 11
Light: Sun to light shade
Size: Four feet
Water: Water frequently especially when first transplated - tolerates dry soil
Soil: Well drained soil
Bloom: Orange and yellow flowers in the fall
Note: A special nectar attractant and source for Sulphur butterflies as well as a few other species.
Note: Hummingbirds are attracted to this plant.