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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July

Russelia equisetiformis Firecracker Plant, Coral Fountain

Native to Mexico, Russelia equisetiformis produces thin wiry-like foliage and scarlet to coral tubular flowers from Spring until Fall. Great for containers or for spilling over walls, much like a fountain this plant is great for producing movement in the garden. Coral Fountain grows best in a well-drained soil and in full sun to partial shade. Firecracker Plant can get up to 4-5 feet in height at maturity.

Firecracker plants grow wild here in Green Valley at the 3000 plus altitude. It is one of the flowers I look forward to in spring/summer time.

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