St. Elmo's Fire Firecracker Plant

Russelia x 'St. Elmo's Fire'

Item 089241S


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  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

A stunning hybrid selection, larger than the common species with a more open, airy look and showier, deeper red flowers. This easy-care perennial blooms continuously from spring to fall with occasional pruning of spent flowers. Perfect for tall borders or large containers. Semi-evergreen.

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Average Landscape Size
Reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Russelia x 'St. Elmo's Fire'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
Growth Habit: Mounding
Growth Rate: No
Special Feature: Easy Care, Gift Plant
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers ,   Long Bloom Season
Bloom Time: Spring through Fall
Flower Color: Red
Garden Style: Tropical ,   Rustic
Design Ideas: The slender, rush-like stems add a tropical effect, making this beautiful near water features such as pond or poolside. Plant in a tall border, where the foliage and flowers will add lovely texture and color. Highly effective spilling over low walls or from large patio tubs.

Provide average, loamy, well-drained soil; shelter from harsh, drying winds. Shelter from harsh sun in hotter summer regions. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish root system. Once established, tolerates dry spells. Feed regularly. Foliage may be damaged in heavy frost but will quickly recover in spring.


St. Elmo's Fire has tiny, broadleaf foliage when it emerges, but the older foliage is more characteristically 'Russelia-like' with cascading rush-like stems minus the presence of the broadleaf foliage.

Customer Reviews

by Vicki, May 7, 2017

I probably have 9 or 10 of these plants in my yard. Stunning and showy. Not just the firecrackers, but the formation of the fountaining plant makes it showy and just stunning! Adds such a great blast of intereste and coror in the yard. Incredibly pretty

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