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‘Firecracker’  is one of John Fisher’s deliberate hybrids of splendens x hirtella,  an interesting cross!!!   With that sort of parentage it survives winter better than could be expected though it would be risky below zero.

A smallish plant up to a metre and not real fussy about location.  Bright red flowers with a dark calyx for a long time.

‘Petardo’  is a similar cross but the flowers are purple.  Petardo meaning firecracker in Spanish!