Thursday, February 24, 2011
Russelia will grow in sun or part shade. It is a native of Mexico and is recommended for USDA Zones 9-12. It likes moist soil but is fairly drought-tolerant once established.
Russelia equisetiformis is also sometimes known as Coral Plant, Fountain Plant, or Firecracker Plant. There are cultivars with yellow, orange, or white flowers, but these are not as common. The red flowers are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.