Firebush – Hamelia patens

Firebush – Hamelia patens – Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

Click here to see a video of butterflies drinking nectar from Firebush.

Firebush Hamelia patens
Nectar rating 1-10: 9
Zones: 11 – 8a
Height: to 10’
Soil: average
Water: average
Light: sun
Bloom color: orange
Bloom time: late spring through fall
Propagation: cuttings, seed
Other: hummingbird nectar source
Other: named ‘firebush’ because its leaves turn fiery red in late fall