Firecracker Plant

16 Sep
Firecracker Plant (Russelia equisetiformis), evergreen grass-like shrub, 4-5 ft. in height with an equal spread, trailing mounding growth habit, bright green almost leafless branches bear bright coral red, firecracker-like flowers spring and summer, full sun to part shade, drought tolerant, cascades.
Also known as Coral plant, this plant is a multi-branched subshrub with slender, rushlike stems that are angled with ridges and leaves that are reduced to little more than small scales. The wiry branches start out erect then fall over to cascade down in lengths as long as 4 ft (1.2 m). From spring until fall outdoors and all year long indoors, Coral plant produces hanging clusters of scarlet tubular flowers about 1 in (2.5 cm) long that look like little firecrackers, inspiring the plant’s other common name, Firecracker plant.

 

 


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