Tuesday, January 26, 2016

week 3 Firecracker bush

One of the first things I notice when I get to my Texas home is my firecracker bush.

Clusters of scarlet tubular flowers resemble small firecrackers and it blooms all fall and winter for me. The leaves are slender and rush-like with long, showy cascades.

A favorite of hummingbirds; this perennial is a must-have for tropical butterfly gardens.

Most firecrackers will grow to a height of approximately 4 or 5-feet but mine is well over 7 feet tall. 

Another reason I enjoy my firecracker is that this flowering bush attracts butterflies, bees and many types of  hummingbirds.

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