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Firecracker Flower Orange Marmalade in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Crossandra infundibuliformis 'Orange Marmalade'

 

Firecracker Flower 'Orange Marmalade'

Sporting bold range flowers from spring to autumn, Florida sunset firecracker is a thirsty plant, needing lots of water to survive. It prefers a sheltered location with full sun or partial shade and a temperature of 18 to 22°C and 13 to 15°C when dormant. Needs well-drained, loose soil, rich in nutrients. It is a vigorous and enthusiastic grower. In the garden, it grows well in bedding areas with a need for orange flowers. Protect the plants from the hottest afternoon sun for best performace.

 
plant Features
  • Firecracker Flower Orange Marmalade likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Firecracker Flower Orange Marmalade likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Firecracker Flower Orange Marmalade is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Firecracker Flower Orange Marmalade likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Firecracker Flower 'Orange Marmalade'

Latin name

Crossandra infundibuliformis 'Orange Marmalade'

type

Flowering Shrub

family

Acanthaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Firecracker Flower Orange Marmalade likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Firecracker Flower Orange Marmalade is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Firecracker Flower Orange Marmalade likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Firecracker Flower Orange Marmalade likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Firecracker Flower Orange Marmalade is 0.25meters x 0.40meters 0.25 M 0.40 M

Crossandra infundibuliformis 'Orange Marmalade'

Sporting bold range flowers from spring to autumn, Florida sunset firecracker is a thirsty plant, needing lots of water to survive. It prefers a sheltered location with full sun or partial shade and a temperature of 18 to 22°C and 13 to 15°C when dormant. Needs well-drained, loose soil, rich in nutrients. It is a vigorous and enthusiastic grower. In the garden, it grows well in bedding areas with a need for orange flowers. Protect the plants from the hottest afternoon sun for best performace.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Dig holes or beds wide, not deep. Lightly amend heavy clay or sandy soils with organic matter. Gently remove plants from containers, keeping the root ball intact. Loosen potting soil and roots around bottom and edges of root ball. Plant level with surrounding soil, spreading roots outward. Fill around roots with lightly amended native soil. Water to settle soil around roots then cover the area with leaf or bark mulch 1 - 3 inches thick but not piled up onto the plant's stem/trunk.

 
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