coral fountain

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firecracker plant

firecracker plant

Flowers look like little red firecrackers on thin green drooping sticks with no leaves. They cascade downwards like a shower of reddish color. Used to attract hummingbirds. In the figwort family. Not much written about this plant, but nothing anywhere says it’s toxic. There are a few sources that say stem and flowers could be used as an infusion.
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A plant that I first saw in the UCLA botanical garden a decade ago and have since grown successfully in a variety of Valley locations is coral fountain.
It has been a pleasure to see the coral fountain shrub begin to appear in nurseries this year, a sign that it is being more widely grown in Valley gardens.
Coral fountain (Russelia equistiformus) can be grown in full to partial sun.