Firecracker Plant

Russelia equisetiformis

  • Needs moderately rich, well-drained soils.
  • Not a true fern.
  • Attracts hummingbirds.
  • Year around evergreen foliage.

The Firecracker Plant produces loads of 1″ showy red tubular flowers that are born in large loose clusters throughout the warmer months of the year or nearly year round where winters are mild. Excellent for Hummingbirds! This is a durable and long-lived, clump forming perennial that requires little additional care once well-established. The Firecracker Plant has excellent heat and sun tolerance as well as moderate drought resistance once well-established. It is even listed as being suitable for xeriscaping.

Common Names: Firecracker Plant, Coral Plant, Coralblow, Fountain Plant, Red Firecracker Fern.