Hamelia patens is a large perennial shrub or small tree in the family Rubiaceae, that is native to the American subtropics and tropics. Its range extends from Florida in the southern United States to as far south as Argentina. Common names include firebush, hummingbird bush, scarlet bush, and redhead

Hamelia patens

Long blooming, easy care tropical bedding plant with showy red–orange, tubular flowers. Great hummingbird attractant. Tremendous heat tolerance coupled with good pest resistance.

Hardiness: Zone 8

Exposure: Full sun

Size: Height — 3 feet tall; width — 3 feet wide

Bloom time: Summer till frost

Notes: Root–hardy perennial in south Texas

For further information: Firebush – A New Superstar For Summertime

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