Urban Garden Another Flower to Attract Hummingbirds

Urban Garden Container Garden Hummingbirds Fountain Plant Russelia equsetifornis

The Fountain  Plant or Russelia equsetifornis is the one!  Its brilliant red flowers appear on 12-inch

Container Garden Fountain Plant attracts Hummingbirds.
Container Garden Fountain Plant attracts Hummingbirds.

long sprays throughout the warm season.  The blooms are 3/4 “to 1” in length and are narrowly tubular, making them ideally suited for the long, slender bills of hummingbirds.

Other common names for this plant are coral fountain, firecracker plant, rain of fire, and coral blow.  With its cascading fronds and red blooms planted in a tall slender red pot, it will be a great focus plant!  I love containers as you can vary the forms and colors you select and they can be moved to show them off when in full bloom, then retired to less prominent locations when not at their peak of glory.

The Fountain Plant can reach 3 to 6 feet high and 4 feet wide.  If that is a bit large for you, just limit the width of the container but keep good height to the container as the branches take root easily and may  have a tendency to be invasive.  Or, to simplify, just plant it in a hanging pot!

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