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Firecracker Plant

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VERMILLIONAIRE® Firecracker Plant

Firecracker plants, also called false heather or cigar flower, are floriferous, bushy perennials, native to tropical America. They produce clusters of tiny, narrow tubular flowers. VERMILLIONAIRE® Firecracker Plant has vermillion (red-orange) flowers with green tips and dark red stamens. The pistils and stamens protrude from the flowers, which have six lobes. Hummingbirds enjoy the nectar. Firecracker plants like heat and sun, but need to be kept moist and given fertilizer every few weeks to keep the flowers going. They can be grown in a summer garden and are sometimes offered as a florist plant.

Plant Shape
Full Sun
Bloom Time
May - June, July - August, September - October
Bloom Color
Red, Orange, Green
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
8 - 11