Vermillionaire® Large Firecracker Plant | Proven Winners

There are a handful of plants that I will faithfully have in my garden year to year and Vermillionaire is at the top of that list.  It handles our heat and humidity like a champ, and talk about a hummingbird & pollinator magnet!  If you are looking to attract these sweet garden friends to your space then you must have Vermillionaire.

  • Award Winner
  • Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
  • Long Blooming
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Deadheading Not Necessary
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Attracts: Hummingbirds


  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Height Category: Medium
  • Garden Height: 18 - 28 Inches
  • Spacing: 12 - 18 Inches
  • Spread: 12 - 24 Inches
  • Flower Colors: Orange, Red, Yellow
  • Flower Shade: Orange with red and yellow highlights
  • Foliage Colors: Green
  • Foliage Shade: Green
  • Habit: Mounded
  • Container Role: Filler


  • Light Requirement: Sun
  • Maintenance Category: Easy 
  • Bloom Time: Planting To Frost
  • Hardiness Zones: 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Water Category: Average
  • Soil Fertility Requirement: Average Soil
  • Uses: Border Plant, Container, Landscape, Mass Planting
Maintenance Notes: 

Vermillionaire®, like all Cuphea is a heat lover and will do best in warm gardens with bright light. Always keep this plant in full sun for best flowering and to avoid it stretching in the shade.

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