Firespike

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Firespike

Odontonema strictum
3

4 feet
3

4 feet
Central America
  • Full Shade
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Medium
  • Flowering
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Shade/part shade. Firespike is a dieback perennial, with big glossy foliage that freezes back to the ground every winter. (Some gardeners suggest digging them up and bringing them inside as houseplants during the cool season.) Bright red tubeflowers appear from late summer through fall, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies.

Maintenance

Expect some supplemental water in summer in sunny locations. Cut back freely after freeze damage.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
3-4' H, 3-4' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Shade, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Well drained
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Flower Color:
Red
Bloom Time:
September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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