Firecracker Plant, Coral Plant, Coralblow, Fountain Plant
Russelia equisetiformis 'Alba'

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Russelia (russ-EL-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: equisetiformis (eck-kwiss-ee-tih-FOR-mis) (Info)
Cultivar: Alba

Category:

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Redwood City, California

Bartow, Florida

Delray Beach, Florida

Hollywood, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Navarre, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Missouri City, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Spring, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 19, 2013, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Adore this plant. Not quite as vigorous as the red russelia so it's taking a bit longer to build my patch of this plant. Very easy and low maintenance. Mine is planted inground, mostly sun.

Positive

On Feb 23, 2006, aprilwillis from Missouri City, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Love this plant- love the coral one also. In the summer when everything looks dead this guy is just pumping out the color. Have one that has one coral branch and another that produced a single bicolor flower! Easy to grow.