Lime Sizzler™ Firebush

Hamelia patens ‘Grelmsiz’ PP26247 Home » The Collection » Lime Sizzler™ This heat-loving tropical shrub, features green and yellow variegated foliage with sizzling red-orange flowers from late spring through fall. Semi-decidous, they will die back after a hard frost, but are quick to bounce back.
Lime Sizzler™ Firebush
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Feature Red-orange flowers late spring to fall
USDA Zones Hardy to 20° USDA Zones 9-11
Sunset Zones 9, 15-17, 19-23
Special Features Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Heat Tolerance
Landscape Use Border, Container, Tropical
Exposure Full coastal sun to part shade in hotter climates
Flowering Season Spring to Fall
Dimensions 4-5' H x 4-5' W
Growth Rate Fast
Plant Type Evergreen
Water Needs Medium Water Once Established
Soil Well-drained soils
Fertilizer Fertilize in spring
Pruning Shape as needed, or after frost

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in full sun to part shade in hotter climates
  • dig hole 2X the width of pot
  • backfill and plant 1"-2" above soil level
  • water deeply to settle, then add more soil if needed
  • mulch 1-2” deep around plant, avoiding area closest to stem

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