LATIN NAME: RUSSELIA EQUISETIFORMIS
Clusters of scarlet tubular flowers resembling small firecrackers provide reliable color from spring through fall. Slender, rush-like stems start out erect, then fall over into long, showy cascades. A favorite of hummingbirds; this perennial is a must-have for tropical butterfly gardens. Great for tall border, trained to trellis, or spilling over walls and hanging baskets.
Amount of Sunlight: Full Sun / Partial Shade
Amount of Water: Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
Soil Conditions: Well drained
Cold Hardiness Zone: 9-11
Provide rich, well drained soil in full sun. Best with part shade in hot inland areas. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Fertilize regularly. Prune in late winter or early spring.