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Galvezia speciosa 'Firecracker' Plant Care Reminders

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General Information

  • Instruction By Connie Beck
    Notes Christmas all summer long with this bright bloomer! Great hummingbird plant. Blooms are on the tips of the branches for a noticeable show. This is a cultivar of a native species.
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    Web Link http://www.treeoflifenursery.com/main/imagination/featured_plants/0604-galvezia.html

Plant Care Instruction

  • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
    • January
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • October
    • November
    • December
    January
    1. Buy

    Buy in one gallon or smaller size. Very easy to establish. Takes full sun or a little shade inland.
    2. Plant

    Use lots of water on planting day. Somewhat drought tolerant when established. Mulch.
    February
    1. Buy

    Buy in one gallon or smaller size. Very easy to establish. Takes full sun or a little shade inland.
    2. Plant

    Use lots of water on planting day. Somewhat drought tolerant when established. Mulch.
    3. Propagate

    Easy from cuttings.
    March
    1. Buy

    Buy in one gallon or smaller size. Very easy to establish. Takes full sun or a little shade inland.
    2. Plant

    Use lots of water on planting day. Somewhat drought tolerant when established. Mulch.
    3. Propagate

    Easy from cuttings.
    April
    1. Buy

    Buy in one gallon or smaller size. Very easy to establish. Takes full sun or a little shade inland.
    2. Plant

    Use lots of water on planting day. Somewhat drought tolerant when established. Mulch.
    3. Propagate

    Easy from cuttings.
    May
    1. Prune

    Cut back spent blooms anytime for a fuller bush.
    2. Propagate

    Easy from cuttings.
    June
    1. Propagate

    Easy from cuttings.
    October
    1. Buy

    Buy in one gallon or smaller size. Very easy to establish. Takes full sun or a little shade inland.
    2. Plant

    Use lots of water on planting day. Somewhat drought tolerant when established. Mulch.
    November
    1. Buy

    Buy in one gallon or smaller size. Very easy to establish. Takes full sun or a little shade inland.
    2. Plant

    Use lots of water on planting day. Somewhat drought tolerant when established. Mulch.
    December
    1. Buy

    Buy in one gallon or smaller size. Very easy to establish. Takes full sun or a little shade inland.
    2. Plant

    Use lots of water on planting day. Somewhat drought tolerant when established. Mulch.
  • Buy

    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

    January

    Buy in one gallon or smaller size. Very easy to establish. Takes full sun or a little shade inland.

    February

    Buy in one gallon or smaller size. Very easy to establish. Takes full sun or a little shade inland.

    March

    Buy in one gallon or smaller size. Very easy to establish. Takes full sun or a little shade inland.

    April

    Buy in one gallon or smaller size. Very easy to establish. Takes full sun or a little shade inland.

    October

    Buy in one gallon or smaller size. Very easy to establish. Takes full sun or a little shade inland.

    November

    Buy in one gallon or smaller size. Very easy to establish. Takes full sun or a little shade inland.

    December

    Buy in one gallon or smaller size. Very easy to establish. Takes full sun or a little shade inland.

    Plant

    When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

    January

    Use lots of water on planting day. Somewhat drought tolerant when established. Mulch.

    February

    Use lots of water on planting day. Somewhat drought tolerant when established. Mulch.

    March

    Use lots of water on planting day. Somewhat drought tolerant when established. Mulch.

    April

    Use lots of water on planting day. Somewhat drought tolerant when established. Mulch.

    October

    Use lots of water on planting day. Somewhat drought tolerant when established. Mulch.

    November

    Use lots of water on planting day. Somewhat drought tolerant when established. Mulch.

    December

    Use lots of water on planting day. Somewhat drought tolerant when established. Mulch.

    Prune

    When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

    May

    Cut back spent blooms anytime for a fuller bush.

    Propagate

    When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

    February

    Easy from cuttings.

    March

    Easy from cuttings.

    April

    Easy from cuttings.

    May

    Easy from cuttings.

    June

    Easy from cuttings.

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