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Firecracker flower

Russelia equisetiformis

Also known as

Coral plant, Fountain plant

Full Sun
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.1m

Max

65cm

80cm

Min

40cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Firecracker flower Overview

This species will produce arching bushy stems, which are lightly covered with leaves. The flowers are tubular and coral-coloured, and are very long lasting.

How to propagate Firecracker flower

Cuttings

Stem cuttings.

Division

Division of root layers in spring.

Layering

Other uses of Firecracker flower

Ornamental, hanging, border, hedging, ground cover, container, greenhouse. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.