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Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml

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Scrophulariaceae

Red Firecracker Fern, Firecracker Plant, Coral Fountain

Russelia equisetiformis, R. juncea

1" deep red tubular blooms are born in large loose clusters throughout summer.Fine, green lax foliage on long arching stems. A favorite of hummingbirds and a tough long lasting perennial. Firecracker fern is an excellent choice for raised beds or containers where the soft arching foliage and flowers can spill over the edges.

Firecracker Fern is listed as a Texas A&M Outstanding Coastal Plant (see the external info link below) as it has excellent resistance to soil and wind born salts, though it could use some protection from harsh winds. This durable perennial is evergreen in mild climates but will act as a die-back perennial in the cooler portions of its range. Excellent heat tolerance with some drought tolerance once well-established.

Average Mature Size: 2-4'H+ x 3-5'W+

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 8B,9,10

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

pH Range: Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline

Salt Tolerance: Moderate

Native To / Origin: US-FL, Mexico

 
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