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Dicliptera suberecta


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

Height: 12-24"

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Orange

Secondary Bloom Colour: Red

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring - Fall

Soil Moisture: Drought Tolerant, Average, Dry

Stem Colour:


Berries: No

Benefits: Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America

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