Wildlife Facts
    Common Name:
    Scientific Name:
    Hamelia patens
    South America, West Indies, Florida
    Bloom Season:
    • Fall
    • Orange
    • Birds
    • Butterflies
    • Hummingbirds
    Fun Facts:
    • Birds are drawn to Hamelia patens for its nectarous flowers and fruits, as well as its leaves, which are a favored by many zoo animals for food. In Mexico a drink is made from the fruit of the firebush. The Hamelia patens grow up to 3 feet tall with a spread of 2 to 3 feet.
    Plant Type:
    • Annual
    • Shrub
    Endangered Status
    Endangered Status
    • Extinct in Wild (EW)
    • Critically Endangered (CR)
    • Endangered (EN)
    • Vulnerable (VU)
    • Near Threatened (NT)
    • Least Concern (LC)
    • Not Evaluated (NE)
    Hardiness Zones

    The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.

    USDA Hardiness Zones

    9a (20 °F to 25 °F)

    9b (25 °F to 30 °F)

    10a (30 °F to 35 °F)

    10b (35 °F to 40 °F)

    11a (40 °F to 45 °F)

    11b (45 °F to 50 °F)