The firecracker plant is a dramatic, sprawling shrub that can grow up to 4 feet high and up to 6 feet wide, with a canopy coverage that can be up to 28 square feet. When in flower in spring and early summer, it takes the center stage in the landscape. The coral-red tubular flowers are profuse, blanketing the long, arching bright green stems and tiny, scalelike leaves. Planting the firecracker plant in a warm, sheltered microclimate is recommended and, in our hot and sunny summer climate, afternoon shade is also preferred. Its form makes it a fine choice for containers or for a raised planter where the long branches and stems can drape and trail. It is native to Mexico.

Source: Lush & Efficient