Scientific name: Russelia equisetiformis
Description and characteristics:
Common names: Coral Plant, Fountain Plant. Evergreen. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The scientific name honors Scottish naturalist Alexander Russell. Grows quickly.
Clusters of scarlet tubular flowers resembling small firecrackers provide reliable color from spring through fall. Slender, rush-like stems start out erect, then fall over into long, showy cascades.
Sun to Partial Shade. Mildly drought resistant. Humus-rich, well-drained soil.