100cm, an annual species native of North and Central Mexico. In cultivation this species is often falsely distributed as "Cuphea procumbens", which is a completely different one. Cuphea lanceolata makes showy lilac flowers with very large, dark lilac upper petals on tall stalks covered with dark green leaves. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Sow seeds flat in a sunny spot under frostfree conditions in mid spring. Transplant seedlings to the garden after the last freezing nights in late spring to early summer. VI-VIII.