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Firecracker Plant

Russelia equisetiformis

SKU
06969
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.
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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationruss-EL-ee-uh
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring through Fall
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleRustic, Tropical
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Poolside, Hanging Basket
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Cordyline (Cordyline); Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)

Provide average, well-drained soil; shelter from harsh, drying winds. Benefits from part shade in hot summer regions. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, prefers regular moisture, but tolerates dry spells. Feed regularly. Prune in late winter or early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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