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Cuphea viscosissima

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 86911

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Cuphea viscosissima is cold hardy
USDA Zone:7 0° to 10°F   (-17.5° to -12.5°C)
Type of plant - annual
Flower or inflorescence: bright deep PURPLE mouse ears, in panicles, becoming profuse
Foliage: -5cm., ov.-lance...sticky PURPLE hairy plant
Height, in meters: 0.5
Height, in feet: 1.65
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Synonyms (alternative names) for Cuphea viscosissima:
Cuphea petiolata, Lythrum petiolatum, Parsonsia petiolata, 

Common names for Cuphea viscosissima:

Bat Face,  Blue Wax-weed,  Blue Waxweed,  Clammy Cuphea,  Cuphea Regal Purple,  Tar Weed,  Tarweed, 

Cuphea viscosissima is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

31:   House and Container Plant Seed List
53:   Bedding Plant Seed List
85:   Natives of U.S.South West (Arizona Texas New Mexico)
89:   Natives of U.S.South East
483:  Lythraceae

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Germination guide for Cuphea viscosissima

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Cuphea viscosissima seeds will usually germinate in 8-10 days.
Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow Cuphea viscosissima seeds on the surface of a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 20°C.

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