This Central and South American native is a small tree when grown in the deep South
but is best used as a heat tolerant annual in Oklahoma. The lush green foliage can
produce a dense mound over three feet high in full sun and color is added by the interesting
orange-red flowers and the reddish tinge on the leaf petioles. Firebush thrives in
the summer heat and attracts hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden.
Hardiness: Use as an annual