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Manettia cordifolia /Manettia

Manettia cordifolia  / Manettia cordifolia
Vine in full flower in summer
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Vine in full flower in summer

Close-up of bright red, funnel-shaped flowers

Flowers for about six months late spring to fall

Hummingbirds love to take nectar from the red, tubular flowers

Many, many flowers produced in the warm months

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Scientific Name: Manettia cordifolia
Common Name: Manettia
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: This delicate, twining vine with small leaves is called firecracker or hummingbird vine because of its bright red, slim flowers that are a magnet for hummingbirds. It flowers after the weather becomes warm and ceases as the nights become cool in fall. It must have a structure on which to climb. It can be grown in a container, cut back after killed back by cold, protected from hard freezes and placed outside again when the weather becomes warm.