Uruguayan Firecracker Plant
A native of Uruguay and Brazil, and often known by the name hummingbird plant, the Uruguayan Firecracker Plant is an extremely easy to grow perennial for hot dry areas that need a splash of color. Velvety grey blue foliage that re-emerges each spring followed by a show of firecracker flowers that last all the way until the grand finale in the fall. Extremely floriferous and a no-brainer for the hummingbird garden.
Latin Name: Dicliptera suberecta
Site and Soil: Half day to full sun, well draining soil
Hardiness: At least 10° F.
Size at Maturity: 2-3 ft
Flower Color: Bright red
Foliage Color: Grey-blue
Bloom Time: Late spring until frost
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USDA Zone: 7