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Fire Bush Hamelia patens

Firebush (Hamelia patens) a butterfly nectar source

Firebush Hamelia patens nectar source
for butterflies and hummingbirds.
Firebush (Hamelia patens) a butterfly nectar source with Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly (Battus philenor)

Firebush Hamelia patens with
Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly Battus philenor

Botanical Name: Hamelia patens

Common Names: Firebush, Fire Bush, Firecracker

Flower - Bloom color: red/orange/yellow

Plant type: Shrub

Zone: 8 - 10

Light: Full sun

Size: Up to 20'

Water: Average

Soil: Average

Propagation: Cuttings

Note: Hummingbird plant

Special attractant; Zebra Longwing Heliconius charithonia, Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae, Pipevine Swallowtail Battus philenor, and Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae butterflies.