The spectacular and unusual long-lasting flowers on this plant have attracted names like Crackers and Dynamite.
Plants sold as C. llavea Llave & Lex from Mexico are probably C. × purpurea Lem. (C. llavea × C. procumbens), available as the cultivars 'Georgia Scarlet' and 'Tiny Mice'.
Source: (2002). Lythraceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.