Russelia equisetiformisItem #6969 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
Clusters of scarlet tubular flowers resembling small firecrackers provide reliable color from spring through fall. Slender, rush-like stems start out erect, then fall over into long, showy cascades. A must-have for tropical butterfly gardens. Great for border, trained to trellis, or spilling out of containers. Loved by hummingbirds.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:russ-EL-ee-uhPlant type:PerennialGrowth habit:WeepingGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Spring through fall.Flower color:RedCompanion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Cordyline (Cordyline); Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)
- CareCare InformationProvide rich, well drained soil in full sun. Best with part shade in hot inland areas. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Fertilize regularly. Prune in late winter or early spring.Light Needs:Partial shade to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.