Hamelia patens

Learn how to grow and care for Hamelia Patens, also known as Firebush. Discover tips and tricks to cultivate these beautiful plants and add vibrant colors to your garden.
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A fast-growing sun lover, Hamelia patens (Firebush) is a large, soft-stemmed, evergreen shrub boasting a profusion of brilliant orange-red flowers throughout the year in warm winter areas, in summer and fall elsewhere. Blooming in forking clusters at the tips of the branches, the slender blossoms are tubular and reach a length of 1-1 ½ in. (2-4 cm). Attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators, the flowers give way to small, black, glossy berries.

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Leslie Briones
Hamelia patens is a large perennial shrub or small tree in the coffee 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 Argentina, Hummingbird Bush, Hamelia Patens, Southern United States, Florida Landscaping, Future Garden, Perennial Shrubs, Common Names, Happy Flowers

Hamelia patens is a large perennial shrub or small tree in the coffee 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

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Kerrie Brogdon
Hamelia patens commonly know as a Firebush. This charming Florida native shrub will delight everyone with beautiful orange-red flowers through out most of the year.  These shrubs make for beautiful screen and border plants while also looking wonderful in mass planting arrangements. This is a sun loving shrub that is perfect for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds in the summer months! Hamelia Patens, Mass Planting, Family Landscape, Media Sombra, Attracting Butterflies, Plants For Garden, Florida Plants, Landscape Plants, Border Plants

Hamelia patens commonly know as a Firebush. This charming Florida native shrub will delight everyone with beautiful orange-red flowers through out most of the year. These shrubs make for beautiful screen and border plants while also looking wonderful in mass planting arrangements. This is a sun loving shrub that is perfect for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds in the summer months!

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Ray Odeh, Horticulturist