Bat faced Cuphea

mnwsgal 4 MN(4)December 13, 2008

Grew batfaced cuphea in a couple of different places. With a little shade the flower was lighter, almost two toned pinkish.

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jaynine

looks more like summer medley cuphea--love it!

    Bookmark   December 28, 2008 at 3:49PM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

Thanks, Jaynine. I looked up summer meldley and agree that it looks like that cuphea instead of bat-faced. Trades aren't always what one expects and I was going by the trader's name on the packet.

    Bookmark   December 28, 2008 at 7:58PM
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jaynine

i grew summer medley years ago and forgot how wonderful it is. if i remember correctly, the hummingbirds liked it, too. thank you so much for the beautiful pics!
janine

    Bookmark   December 29, 2008 at 8:46PM
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jaynine

now i'm second guessing myself and thinking it might be 'firefly'. what do you think? well, whatever it's name is, it's great!

    Bookmark   December 29, 2008 at 9:03PM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

I looked at 'Firefly' but think my seeds are more likely to be 'Summer Medley' as different plants had different coloring in their blooms. As I was researching it appears that the term batfaced can be used as a generic term for these type of cuphea. I really was hoping for ones that had more black in the center but find these quite lovely.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2008 at 2:45PM
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jaynine

I agree.
All your pictures are just beautiful and are making me yearn for warm weather.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2008 at 11:42PM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

Thank you for the compliment on my photos. I am not really much of a photographer. Have an automatic point and shoot digital camera that I well...point and shoot. Maybe if I read the instructions I could get better photos.

Please share any photos you have of your gardens.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2008 at 11:53PM
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jaynine

i have lots of pics, but shouldn't post them here as i have never wintersown. this will be my first year and i'm very excited about it.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2008 at 12:42PM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

Other forums also have galleries where you can share your photos. :-)

    Bookmark   December 31, 2008 at 1:49PM
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