Cuphea ( Cuphea hyssopifolia )
There are so many kinds that are called cuphea, and each has different color and different shape, I hear. It might be difficult to tell which is which.
My cuphea has reddish purple flowers and narrow leaves. Maybe this is one of them that is called Mexican cuphea.
We had heavy rain and strong wind by typhoon, and many of my flowers was damaged. This was blown away by wind and it was completely dry when I found it. After I replanted and watered it everyday, it came to life again. How wonderful the plant has such amazing ability to survive!
Wrote on October 20 2004