Flowering of Firespike Shrub - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Garden Friend
Boynton Beach, FL
Question by oktaz1
December 18, 1997
I planted a Firebush shrub in November. When can I expect it to bloom?


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Answer from NGA
December 18, 1997

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I believe you have a Firespike or Firestick plant (Odontonema strictum). If so, the plant flowers in the fall with spikes of fire-red, tubular flowers. Firespike is grown throughout Florida, but is sensitive to cold. Plant near hardy shrubs. Mulch the plant well to help conserve moisture. This shrub can be propagated from cuttings.

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