Russelia equisetiformis in a terracotta pot. Commonly known as coral fountain or firecracker plant, this plant’s delicate appearance belies its toughness. Tolerates dry winds, high temperatures and any kind of soil provided it is well drained. Regular watering keeps the foliage looking its best and guarantees a constant succession of new stems. Plants are evergreen and will resprout from the base if frozen, but to flower well warm sunshine is needed.
Firecracker in hanging pots, or otherwise elevated, makes easier access for hummingbirds. For a planted row, support w/ 2 bamboo poles (or other) along both sides of plants & soon bamboo is hidden by growth - flowers & stems are off the ground for the hummingbirds & butterflies.
Firecracker Plant, Coral Plant, Coralblow, Fountain Plant Russelia equisetiformis (got 2 today from HD, love, love, love them!) ETA: New growth will look like the picture linked, DO NOT mistake them for weeds: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=2558980