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Firecracker Plant - Russelia equisetiformis
Firecracker Plant - Russelia equisetiformis

Scrophulariaceae Russelia Equisetiformis None

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Grows InZone 9A · 20° to 25° F through Zone 11 · Above 40° F
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained, Moderately Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Drought, Insect, Disease, Heat, Salt Tolerant
Flower ColorRed, Coral
BloomsSummer Blooms, Fall Blooms, Early Summer Blooms
Foliage ColorMedium Green
Average Height2' to 3', 3' to 4'
Average Width3' to 4', 4' to 6'
Additional Information About Firecracker Plant - Russelia equisetiformis


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Noteworthy Characteristics

A native of Mexico, also know as Coral Fountain, the Firecracker Plant, Russelia equisetiformis, produces arching, thin wiry-like foliage that beomes covered in scarlet to coral tubular flowers, resembling a firecracker, from spring through fall. Much like a fountain this plant is great for producing movement in the garden or in containers.

Uses

Where hardy outdoors, Frecracker Plant is useful as a colorful accent or specimen shrub or in groupings in beds or borders, as a hedge, for spilling over walls, and makes a great container plant or hanging basket. Where not winter hardy, it can be used outdoors as an annual in beds or as a container plant that can be overwintered indoors or in a greenhouse when low temperatures drop below 45 degrees. 

Details

USDA Zones : 9a-11



Plant Type:  Tropical Flowering Perennial
Height:  3-5'
Width:  3-5'
Sun / Light Needs:  Sun or Part Shade
Soil Type:  Well-drained
Water Needs:  Medium
Fertilizer Needs: Feed as needed with a water-soluble or granular fertilizer
Maintenance: Low
Flower Color:  Scarlet to Coral
Bloom Season:  Srping through Fall
Fragrance:  None
Attracts:  Butterflies and Hummingbirds
Resistances:  Heat, Humidity
Salt Tolerance:  Excellent resistance to soil and windborn salts
Houseplant Usage: Can be overwintered indoors as a houseplant in a warm sunny room


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