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Odontonema callistachyum


Odontonema callistachyum

Common Name: Firespike

Growth Habit: This is an evergreen semi-woody shrub that can grow to 6 feet tall and wide.

Cultural Requirements: The Red Firespike can take some morning sun but prefers bright filtered sun to shade. It can die back if frost prevails but will bounce back in the spring.

Features/Uses: Bright red tubular flowers are produced in numbers and will attract hummingbirds and butterflies. It is also attractive when used in mixed planting beds.

Bloom Time: Late Summer to Fall

Where in the Garden: Central America, Lawn Garden and Seeds of Wonder

Photos: Rachel Cobb and Lisa Reynolds