This gorgeous Florida native is an easy-care, fast-growing plant that will attract all sorts of pollinators to the landscape. Depending on the variety, it can have bronze or green leaves and bunches of tubular red and orange flowers. This plant is perfect as a foundation plant, as a hedge or along a fence to add interest to open areas. When planting along a wall, make sure the plant is far enough away from the wall to allow access.
Plant firebush in sunny spots or areas with partial shade. It will flower more in areas where the plant gets the most light. Plant in well-draining soil and water daily or every other day until it becomes established. Fertilize these plants throughout the season with a well-balanced fertilizer for tropical plants.
Note: These plants are grown for decorative purposes and are not intended for human or animal consumption
Outstanding Features: Bunches of tubular flowers, attracts pollinators
Firebush, Scarlet bush
Red and orange
Water daily until established then as needed.
9 and above
Well-balanced fertilizer throughout the growing season
5-12 feet tall and about 5-8 feet wide depending on variety
Plant in large containers in cooler zones
Hibiscus, crossandra, Mexican petunia