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Firecracker Plant
Scientific name: Russelia equisetiformis

Description and characteristics: Common names: Coral Plant, Fountain Plant. Evergreen. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The scientific name honors Scottish naturalist Alexander Russell. Grows quickly.

Flowers: 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.

Size: 6-48”

Requirements:  Sun to Partial Shade. Mildly drought resistant. Humus-rich, well-drained soil.

City of West Columbia • PO Box 487 • West Columbia, TX 77486 • (979) 345-3123 •
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