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Firecracker Fern (Russelia equisetiformis) Plant Profile!

After a long break, we are happy to continue our individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Firecracker Fern (Russelia equisetiformis).

 

From the entry:

“An evergreen fernlike, flowering, drought tolerant perennial that is adapted to our fiery summers? Yes please, I’ll take two! This smallish, fern look alike, droops with ample of red and delicate blooms at spring and remains an interesting element during the winter when its intricate foliage stands out in the winter gloom. Thrives in both full sun and part shade,  drought resistant, and virtually maintenance free, this firecracker is a real dynamite of a plant choice!”

 

What do you think about Firecracker Fern? Do you grow it yourself? What kind of experience and insights you have to share? We love featuring our readers’ plant pictures and Xeriscapes!

3 comments… add one
  • lumin

    May 15, 2012, 10:33 pm

    I like your website,because i also love flowers.

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  • Elena

    September 1, 2012, 3:58 pm

    Hmmm, a lovely plant, and probably adapted to our climate, but not a Texas native…Did you mean to imply that it is?

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    • admin

      October 16, 2012, 11:06 am

      Elena,
      Yes! Firecracker fern is quite lovely. It is indeed not native but well adapted to our area. You can read the whole profile of the plant by clicking the picture/link.

      I enjoyed your website, looks wonderful!
      Thanks,
      Reed

      Reply

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