LATIN NAME: HAMELIA PATENS 'FIREFLY'
Firebush Firefly is a more compact cultivar. Its leaves and flowers are half the size of the full-sized variety. Firefly's flowers are tubular and show for most of the year. The flowers are followed by black berries and its foliage morphs from green to bronze in fall. Firefly is best used as an accent or specimen and it even attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. This plant grows to be 3-6 feet tall and wide.
Amount of Sunlight: Full Sun / Partial Shade
Amount of Water: Water Regularly
Soil Conditions: Well drained
Cold Hardiness Zone: 9-11
Firefly performs best with more sun, however, its foliage is more attractive when it is grown in the shade. In cooler climates, this plant can also be used as an annual.