Common Name: African Firebush
Botanical Name: Hamelia patens hybrid
Mature Size: 8 to 10 feet
Flower Color: Yellow Orange
Bloom Form: Tubules
Recommended USDA Zone: 8B, 9., 10, 11
Soil Type: Fertile Well Draining
Soil PH: Neutral to slightly acidic
Special Features: Attracts Hummingbirds, EZ to grow, colorful
Suggested Uses: Boundary, Screen, Backdrop, Accent, Large Hedge, Butterfly, Hummingbird Garden
House Plant Adaptive: Not Recommended
Limited Conditional Warranty: Healthy Arrival
Extended Long Term Warranty: None
Country of origin: USA In the past few years, Hamelia patens or Firebush has been among the most popular items for the subtropical landscape and especially for butterfly gardens and wildlife habitat areas .
The African, Mexican or Yellow type is a profuse, showy bloomer that provides nearly year round color, texture, and interest, as well as food and cover for butterflies, hummingbirds and other birds. Bloom begins to appear in mid to late Spring and continues through to late Fall/early Winter when the plant enters a semi-dormant state.