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Hamelia patens - Fire bush Synonym
Hamelia coccinea, hamelia erecta.
Common name
Bálsamo, pata de pájaro, hummingbird bush, fire bush, polly red head, Texas fire cracker, scarlet bush.
Rubiaceae (Madder family).

Fire bush is a fast growing semi - woody evergreen perennial shrub with elliptic leaves; indigenous to Suriname.
Texas fire cracker is growing up to 12 feet tall.
The flowers attract butterflies and humming birds.
The fruits are berries and clustered. It's really a black berry with seeds.
Fire bush contains anti - bacterial, anti fungal and immunostimulant phytochemicals.

Suriname's Traditional Medicine
Insect bites, menstrual disorders, uterine - and ovarian afflictions.

Hamelia patens - Fire bush Hardiness
USDA zone 8 - 11.
Full sun, shade, soil should be moist and well.
In the cooler zones 4 - 8, it can be grown as an annual.
Plant in frost free spots.
Makes excellent hedges; also used as a shrub in landscaping; may need some pruning.
It is a beautiful garden plant and looks good in every garden!

Hamelia patens - Fire bush Hamelia patens - Fire bush

Item Description Unit Price Quantity

Hamelia patens seeds 1 package (25 seeds) US$ 12.50
Hamelia patens seeds 1 package (100 seeds) US$ 47.50
Hamelia patens herbs 1 lb US$ 28.00
Hamelia patens herbs 5 lbs (26.60 /lb) US$ 133.00

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