Optimal Light: Full sun
Light Range: Full sun
Soil Moisture: Low
Native: No
Drought Tolerance: High
Perennial: N/A
Growth Rate: Medium
Mature Height: 3 – 5 ft.
Mature Spread: 6 – 12 ft.
Soil Texture: Any
Soil pH: Slightly acidic,
Slightly alkaline
Salt Tolerance: Medium
Hardiness Zone: 9b-11

Firecracker Plant, Russelia equisetiformis

This shrub/groundcover has a unique weeping look and appears to be raining flowers when year round blooming occurs. Have bracts instead of leaves which are fine textured and allow bright red flowers to stand out. Blooms are tubular shaped resembling a “firecracker”. Prefers full sun to bloom well. Hardy to 32 degreesF.

Island Home Service Sanibel Island

Jürgen Schreyer
Island Home Service

P.O. Box 1050
Sanibel, FL 33957

P: (239) 472-5247