Firecracker Plant

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Firecracker Plant

Russelia equisetiformis
Coral Plant, Coral Blow, Coral Fountain
18

24 inches
18

24 inches
Mexico and Guatemala
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Full to morning sun or partial shade. A fine-textured, sagelike perennial with showy cascades of slender, bell-shaped red flowers. (Yellowish cultivars are available.) Blooms appear from spring through first frost. The horsetail in the Latin name references the plant’s superficial resemblance to horse-tail fern. In South Texas, Russelia will probably freeze back in winter unless protected. It attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

Maintenance

Occasional grooming; may be cut back after freezing weather.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
18-24" H, 18-24" W
Sunlight Requirements:
Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Hummingbirds
Flower Color:
Red
Bloom Time:
April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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