Russelia equisetiformisItem #6969 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
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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. Great for training on a trellis, accenting a border, or spilling out of a container. Semi-evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial shade to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing; reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:russ-EL-ee-uhPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreenGrowth habit:WeepingGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing; reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Spring through FallFlower color:RedCompanion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Cordyline (Cordyline); Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)
- CareCare InformationProvide average, well-drained soil; shelter from harsh, drying winds. Benefits from part shade in hot summer regions. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, prefers regular moisture, but tolerates dry spells. Fertilize regularly. Prune in late winter or early spring.Light Needs:Partial shade to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.