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PlantFiles: Red Firecracker Plant, San Carlos Red Firecracker Plant, Round-Leaf Firecracker Plant
Russelia rotundifolia 'San Carlos'

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Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Russelia (russ-EL-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: rotundifolia (ro-tun-dih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: San Carlos

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Red

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral cheeky8 On Jun 10, 2011, cheeky8 from Cape Coral, FL wrote:

After my firecrackers were in ground for about 2 weeks, the plants started turning brown. Can someone please tell why this would happen and what I should do to fix it, if possible. Thanks.

Positive amygirl On Nov 19, 2010, amygirl from Miami, FL wrote:

It makes a great border plant. It spreads by its root system and stems will take root if they touch the ground. Full sun to partial sun is best for good blooming.

Regional...

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

Mc Calla, Alabama
Altamonte Springs, Florida
Brooksville, Florida
Cape Coral, Florida
Carrabelle, Florida
Miami, Florida
Miramar Beach, Florida
Mount Dora, Florida
Ocala, Florida
Oldsmar, Florida
Orlando, Florida
Saint Augustine, Florida
New Orleans, Louisiana
Opelousas, Louisiana
Alvin, Texas
Dripping Springs, Texas
Houston, Texas
Katy, Texas
Mcallen, Texas
San Antonio, Texas



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