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Manettia cordifolia 'John Elsley'

 
Manettia cordifolia 'John Elsley'
Just planted

Common name firecracker vine
Family rubiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7b-10)
Flowers red
Size vine to 8'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes well-drained soil, average moisture

Herbaceous vine that returns from its winter dormancy in late spring. It is diminutive in leaf and wiry-stemmed, but can use its tiny tendrils to climb rapidly once it gets going. Popping red tubular flowers start in summer and keep on coming till winter arrives. Native to South America, attracts hummingbirds.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: back fence border

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