Plant of the Week: Firecracker Plant

Firecracker produces sprays of bright red tubular flowers cascading down to resemble an exploding firecracker! It is a great plant to use in sunny locations that tend to be hot and dry. Established plants are extremely drought tolerant, and Firecracker will tolerate moderate salt spray for beach side landscapes. Firecracker is also deer resistant.

They grow 3’-5’ high and wide. Hummingbirds and butterflies love this plant! Firecracker can be used in the garden as an accent, mass plantings, cascading over walls, under trees or look stunning in containers. It is a very easy plant to grow. Fertilize 2-3 times spring through fall with slow release bloomer.