Russelia X St. Elmo’s Fire™ (Red Firecracker Plant)


Although similar to Russelia equisetiformis, this hybrid has deeper red flowers and a more open, airy growth habit. Also, the stems are lined with tiny round green leaves, while the species is essentially leafless. This plant performs best in full sun exposures and requires moderate irrigation. The foliage may be damaged by heavy frost, but will quickly recover in the spring. Hummingbirds are attracted to the tubular flowers.

At a Glance Summary

Type: Shrub
Size (H x W): 4ft x 8ft
Flower Color: Red
Hardiness: Zone 8: 10˚F

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