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Firespike

Odontonema strictum

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.

Origins: Central America

Maintenance

Expect supplemental water to be needed in summer. Cut back freely after freeze damage each year.

A glossy-leaved tropical that works best in shade.

Min. Height: 3'

Max Height: 4 feet'

Min. Width: 3'

Max Width: 4 feet'

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