General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 18-24 inches
Plant Spread: 24-36 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Other: Red-orange Tubular Flowers
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Uruguayan Firecracker Plant
  • Hummingbird Plant
  • King's Crown
  • Velvet Honeysuckle
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Dicliptera squarrosa
  • Synonym: Dicliptera suberecta
  • Synonym: Dicliptera tweediana
  • Synonym: Dicliptera imminuta
  • Synonym: Dicliptera pohliana
  • Synonym: Dicliptera sericea
  • Synonym: Dicliptera niederleiniana

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