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FIRECRACKER, UPRIGHT
Russelia sarmentosa
Host or larval food plant for Common Buckeye Junonia coenia butterfly caterpillars.

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Red flower firecracker plant (Rusellia sarmentosa), host for Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia) and nectar source for several butterfly species.

Red flower firecracker plant Rusellia sarmentosa,
host for Common Buckeye Junonia coenia
and nectar source for several butterfly species..
Red flower firecracker (Rusellia sarmentosa), host for Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia) and nectar source for several butterfly species.
Red Firecracker plant Rusellia sarmentosa,
nectar source for many butterfly species
and host for Common Buckeye Junonia coenia butterflies.


Botanical Name: Russelia sarmentosa

Common Names: Firecracker Plant

Plant type: Perennial tender shrub

Light: Sun, light shade

Size: Up to 4',

Zones: 9 - 11 Water: Average, tolerates dry soil

Soil: Grows best in rich moist soil

Bloom: Red

Propagation: layering, cuttings

Note: Host or larval food plant for Common Buckeye Junonia coenia butterfly caterpillars.