Firefly is a somewhat smaller growing hybrid cultivar of the non native African hamelia species. It has the same tubular shaped flowers, green ovate leaves with red new growth, but on a smaller scale and with more yellow coloration in the flower.
Firefly Firebush matures into a dense, rounded shrub ranging from 3 to 6 feet tall, and is equally as attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, and birds as it's larger cousin. Firebush will grow in a wide range of soil conditions and does not require much care. It needs irrigation until it becomes established, but then is quite drought tolerant. It does best in full sun, but will tolerate the shade, just taking on a more leggy open habit and produces fewer blooms. It makes a great border, background or screen plantings in mass, or is a great stand alone accent, or makes a knock out small patio standard form tree.
Condition: One (1) Well rooted, starter size plant growing and shipped in a 4 inch diameter plastic pot. Plant will be a minimum of about 6 to 8 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping. *Limited Conditional Warranty: Warranty is limited to guaranteeing plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation. No other additional, extended or long term Warranty is expressed or implied.
- Brand: Emerald Goddess Gardens
- Common Name: Firefly Firebush
- Bloom Form: Tubule
- Mature Size: 3 to 6 feet
- Fragrance: None
- Suggested Uses: Hedge, Boundary, Accent, Mixed Perennials, Potted
- House Plant Adapative: Not Recommended
- Country of Origin: USA
- Limited Conditional Warranty: Healthy Arrival
- Extended Long Term Warranty: None
- Manufacturer:Emerald Goddess Gardens TM
- Climate: Semi Tropical
- Color: Scarlet, Orange, Yellow
- Special Features: Bright Color, Prolific Bloom, Attracts Hummingbirds Butterflies
- Species: Hamelia Patens Hyb rid
- Sunlight: Full Sun
- USDA Hardiness Zone: 8B, 9, 10, 11
- Watering: Moderate