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Mexican Cigar Plant

Image of Cuphea ignea Matchless
Image of Cuphea ignea Matchless
Image of Cuphea ignea Matchless

Cuphea ignea 'Matchless'

  • Sometimes known as the Firecracker Plant.
  • Masses of bright orange-red flowers with ashen tips throughout the summer.
  • Vigorous in habit and profuse in flowering.
  • Frost tender.

Supplied as compost block-grown plants.

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Pollinator Friendly

So named because the orange-red tubular flowers with their ashen end look like tiny lit cigars.

Whilst perennial, it is frost tender so either needs to be grown in the garden as an annual where it will flower almost continually until the first frosts knock it down - or lifted from the garden and grown on as a houseplant for the winter where it will continue to flower and please.

In the garden border it can easily produce a shrubby plant up to 3 feet (90 cm) tall within a couple of months. In a container or pot it can be pruned and maintained at around 8" (20 cm) tall or more.

Can easily be propagated from cuttings or by saving seed.

Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

  • Prefer a well drained soil - and once established will tolerate drought conditions.
  • Thrives in full sun.
  • Perennial in habit, but will require winter frost protection.
  • Plant 24" (60 cm) apart.

How To...

How To Plant Out Ornamentals
Detailed advice on how to plant out ornamentals, including information on recommended planting distances.

General Information

What's A Compost Block Grown Plant?
Information on the size of the compost blocks that Victoriana grow their plants in - and what you can expect to receive.

Plants Awarded The RHS Award Of Garden Merit
A listing of the seed and plant varieties sold by Victoriana Nursery Gardens that have been awarded the Award Of Garden Merit by the RHS.

Pollinator Friendly Plants
A detailed guide to the seeds and plants sold by Victoriana Nursery Gardens that will attract and provide a food source to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects.

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https://www.victoriananursery.co.uk/Mexican_Cigar_Plant/