Firebush Regular (Hamelia patens)

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Growing Zone: 9-11
Growing Zone: 9-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Firebush Regular (Hamelia patens)
Mature Height 6-8 feet
Mature Width 4-6 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet apart
Sunlight Full Sun
Temperature Tolerance 30-80°F
Watering Needs Low
Growth Rate 10 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors No
Flowering Time Spring to Early Summer
Origin Native to South America

Looking for a plant that will add a pop of color to your garden? Look no further than Firebush Regular (Hamelia patens)! With its bright red-orange flowers and lush green foliage, this plant is sure to catch the eye of anyone passing by. Not only is it beautiful, but it is also easy to care for and attracts pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds.

How to Grow

Firebush Regular is a hardy plant that can grow in a variety of conditions. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. It can grow up to 12 feet tall and 6 feet wide, so make sure to give it enough space to spread out. Plant it in the spring or fall for best results.

Care Tips

Once established, Firebush Regular requires little maintenance. Water it regularly during dry spells, but otherwise, it can tolerate moderate drought. Fertilize it in the spring and summer with a balanced fertilizer to encourage healthy growth and flowering.


Firebush Regular is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of ways. It works well as a hedge, screen, or accent plant. Its bright flowers also make it a popular choice for cut flowers and floral arrangements.

Planting Tips

When planting Firebush Regular, make sure to dig a hole that is slightly larger than the root ball. Backfill the hole with soil and water it thoroughly. Mulch around the base of the plant to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.


To keep Firebush Regular looking its best, prune it in the late winter or early spring. Remove any dead or damaged branches and shape the plant as desired. You can also cut it back by one-third to one-half to promote bushier growth and more flowers.

Pests and Diseases

Firebush Regular is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, it can be susceptible to spider mites and whiteflies. Keep an eye out for these pests and treat them promptly if you notice an infestation.



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