Dicliptera suberecta is commonly known as the firecracker or hummingbird plant with nectar-filled, deep orange flowers.
Dicliptera suberecta is commonly known as the firecracker or hummingbird plant. The flowers are exactly that! Bright deep orange and reddish, upward-facing tubular flowers appear in clusters at the top of sturdy stems from summer through fall. They are filled with nectar are a magnet for hummingbirds. The foliage is silvery-green with a soft texture. Easy care. Salt, drought and heat tolerant. Provide a sunny location and well-drained soil. Great in any urban landscape and especially in a butterfly garden. It hails from Uruguay. Deer resistant.
Common Name: Firecracker Plant
Family: Acanthaceae (The Acanthus Family)
Zone Hardiness: 7-9
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Orange
Secondary Bloom Colour: Red
Bloom Time: Spring - Fall
Soil Moisture: Drought Tolerant, Average, Dry
Benefits: Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Bees
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America
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