Mexican Firebush, Firecracker Shrub, Hummingbird Bush
In winter, firebush freezes to the ground; the thin stems can be left as a winter accent or (usually) cut to the ground; for this reason, it is listed here among the perennials rather than as a shrub. But make no mistake: firebush will eventually grow very big!
- plant type: Perennial
- origins: Mexico and Central America
coupon eligible: Yes
flower color: Red, Orange
freeze hardy: Yes
wildlife: Hummingbirds, Butterflies
sunlight requirements: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
soil types: Clay, Garden Mixed, Sandy
Winter cleanup. Occasional watering may be appreciated by plants in full summer sun.