South Florida Native!! Love Butterflies and birds? This plant is for you!! Firebush is a perennial or semi-woody shrub that is known scientifically as Hamelia patens. Gardeners love firebush because it produces flowers from late spring until the first frost, and the bright red flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies, including the zebra longwing and gulf fritillary butterflies. Song birds also like to feed on the berries.
3 Gallon: 1'-2'
Light Requirement: Partial shade - Full fun
Scientific Name: 'Hamelia patens'
Plant Type: Shrub