- USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11
- Height 4-5 Feet Tall
- Spread 4-5 Feet Wide
- Light Requirement is Full Sun
If you’re a warmer climate gardener, Lime Sizzler Firebush will add a pop of bright chartreuse foliage to your garden year-round. Between its bright yellow and green variegated foliage and bright red-orange flowers, have the word sizzle in this plant’s name is very apropos.
The red-orange flowers appear at the end of each stem from late spring into fall. Hummingbirds and butterflies will be attracted to the nectar that the dazzling long season blossoms provide making this plant environmentally friendly and fun to watch. Hamelia patens ‘Grelmsiz’ should be planted in a full sun location in USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11. It will reach a height and width of 4 to 5 feet in a mounded form. In colder climates, Lime Sizzler Firebush can be grown as an annual or in a container and brought inside before the threat of frost.
Lime Sizzler Firebush Care
In general, camellias prefer moist but well-drained acidic soils rich in organic matter. They will tolerate full sun conditions but prefer morning sun and shade or filtered sunlight in the afternoon. Spring is the best time to top dress with fertilizer. Water during extended periods of drought but be careful not to overwater them.
Pruning Lime Sizzler Firebush is not required. However, you may prune to shape if desired. So so in late winter or early spring if the plant does not die back over the winter. If you cut back in summer, you will reduce the amount of flowers the plant produces.
Lime Sizzler Firebush Spacing
Space plants 3 feet apart to create a hedge or solid grouping and 6 or more feet apart if you want room for other plants between them.
Lime Sizzler Firebush Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11
|Flower Color(s): Red-orange
|Bloom Period: Spring to Summer
|Foliage Color(s): Variegated Green/Yellow
|Light Exposure: Full Sun
|Height: 4-5 Feet
|Spread: 4-5 Feet
|Features: Variegated Foliage
|Scientific Name: Hamelia patens Grelmsiz PP26247
|Common Name: Lime Sizzler Firebush
|Brand: Southern Living Plants
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.