Southwest Living SOUTHWEST LIVING PLANTS: Shrub, Coral Fountain Plant

Type of Plant: Shrub

Common Name: Coral Fountain Plant

Category
Shrub (Flowering, Non-Rose)

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Genus: Russelia

Species: Equiseiformis

Hardiness Zones
USDA 9A 20 TO 25 F

Spacing
1 ft. to 3 ft.

Height
1ft. - 3ft.
3ft. - 6ft.

Width
1 ft. to 3 ft.
3 ft. to 6 ft.

Growth Habit
Cascading/trailing
Shrub / Bush

Sun Requirements
Partial Shade

Water Requirements
Regular Watering

Soil Requirements
Neutral

Foliage
Grown for Foliage

Bloom Color: Bright coral red and yellow

Bloom Season: Late Spring early Summer

Rebloom
Some

Fragrance
None

Propagation Method
Seed - self seed
Division

Comments
Really needs to have moist soil. It can dry out easily in hot weather. Won't die but could become dry and brittle. Does well in large, tall pots allowing cascading. Also, does well in elevated planters that allow cascading. Good idea to protect from afternoon sun during hot summers.

Landscape Ideas
This plant wants to cascade. The tubular coral flowers hang in large clusters, draping around the core of the plant. Dark, bright evergreen spindle-like foliage.

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(Image by Aguane)
"Coral Fountain in large planter"
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(Image by Aguane)
"Coral Fountain late July 2010"
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