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.
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Average Mature Plant Size: 2-4'H+ x 3-5'W+
Cold Hardiness Zones:
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pH Range: Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline
Native To/Origin: US-FL, Mexico
Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Attractions: Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
this is not the plant's height only
its container's width
Item # 417
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