Coral Plant, Coral Blow, Coral Fountain
Mexico and Guatemala
- Part Sun/Shade
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.
Occasional grooming; may be cut back after freezing weather.
18-24" H, 18-24" W
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
This plant goes well with
- Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri'
- Salvia microphylla
- Malvaviscus drummondii