re: real names of bushes - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by Tlsd91
April 20, 2008
My aunt recently asked me the real name of a Fire Bush. That's all she ever heard them called.

Answer from NGA
April 20, 2008


Firebush is Hamelia patens. It is a long blooming, easy care tropical plant with showy red-orange, tubular flowers. Great hummingbird attractant. Tremendous heat tolerance coupled with good pest resistance.

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