Russelia equisetiformis, Firecracker Fern, Firecracker Plant, Coral Plant, Coralblow, Fountain Plant

Firecracker Fern

Russelia equisetiformis

Common Names: Firecracker Plant, Coral Plant, Coralblow, Fountain Plant

Light: Full Sun/Part Shade

Height: 3′

Spacing/Spread: 3′

Evergreen: Yes.

Color: Red flowers .

Interest: Spring blooms, Year around evergreen foliage.

Landscape Companions:

Texas Native: No, plant is Texas Adapted.


Wildlife habitat:


Features: A great fern like perennial. Red blooms on an evergreen, drought tolerant Texas adapted.

Austin Native Landscaping: “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!”



Family: Scrophulariaceae (Pronounced – skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee)

Genus: Russelia (Pronounced – russ-EL-ee-uh)

Species: equisetiformis (Pronounced – eck-kwiss-ee-tih-FOR-mis)

Propagation: Stem cuttings.



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