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

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.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Red
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 3' - 6' (ft)
Spread 8 (ft)
Spacing 5' (ft)
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Tolerance Drought
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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