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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Coralblow (Russelia equisetiformis)

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The Russelia is among the most common of garden plants, and is easily recognized by its brilliant red flowers that are shaped like tall thin vases. It is also known as the Firecracker plant or Coralblow. Russelia grows in many parts of the world, and is mildly drought resistant.

Russelia equisetiformis and Russelia sarmentosa are commonly used to hide unattractive retaining walls or fences because it grows quickly and has dense foliage. Growing to a maximum height of 1.8 metres, it is a shrub which will tolerate full sun to partial shade. As an evergreen it blooms for most of the year.

Due to its attractively coloured flowers, this bush attracts birds and insects (such as bees) that feed on the nectar from its flowers.


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20 comments:

  1. those are lovely vases like blooms.and the color is definitely eye catching.

    i had to bear it in mind when i have to conceal an old beaten fence someday - coralblow will do the job beautifully!

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  3. This is a pretty flower. I don't believe I have seen it where I live. I don't think it gets warm enough where I live for this flower to thrive.

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  4. Wow Cher, what a mass of pretty vases!

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  5. You have done three in a row in three different blogs. Wow...

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  6. I like your photos on your blog they are very unique and you have some very unique content on your blog. You take very good photos.

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  7. Beautiful color, and so many blossoms. It looks like a flower hummingbirds would like. :)

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  8. Beautiful and they look like small bells...love the color too.

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  9. The Coralblow is GORGEOUS, Cher. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  10. These are beautiful little bells. The way they hang in the breeze in your second photo is just glorious. They're lovely.

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  11. Is this what I know of as the trumpet vine?
    They are beautiful (the flowers that is).

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  12. I have to agree with you, these flowers would definitely beautify a fence.

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  13. The blooms are beautiful Cher, it must be wonderful to have all that lovely color year round.

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  14. Beautiful flowers! I like the color of these flowers!

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  15. what a beautiful photo of that flower!!! love it

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  16. So lovely! I don't think I've ever seen this! I would love to have a bundle of those in a tall vase, cascading over the edge of a table.

    Happy Thursday,
    Jen

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  17. It really is so pretty and I love the color. I prefer this kind of flower to grow all over my fence than just those green leaves I don't even know the name LOL.

    Thanks Cher for sharing info about Coralblow !

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  18. I didn't know it's clled that way and we have that in our garden back home. I like those long flowers. It's planted by our grotto =)

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  19. I always see this flowering tree! I've always thought that it looked like a fire burst! It IS lovely, isn't it?

    I wish there were a tree flourishing with blue bells all over it! :)

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