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Lime Sizzler Firebush

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Description

The Lime Sizzler™ Firebush is an exciting new addition to the Southern Living Plant Collection. This perennial shrub has a fantastic presence in the garden with its lovely yellow and green variegated foliage and clusters of vibrant red-orange blooms from late spring into fall. The blooms of this plant provide sweet nectar that will keep hummingbirds and butterflies coming back for more! The colors and blooms of the Lime Sizzler are most brilliant in a sunny location so make sure to select a spot in the full sun for this specimen. This plant has a compact tidy growth habit and is commonly used in the landscape as an accent, hedge, mass plantings, or specimens, and can also make a great element in a mixed container garden on your patio.

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

Lime Sizzler Firebush Spacing Recommendations

Plant Your Lime Sizzler Firebush 3-4 feet apart for a seamless planting. Otherwise, space them 4-5 feet apart to leave space between shrubs.

  • Scientific Name
    Hamelia patens ‘Grelmsiz’ PP26247
  • Hardiness Zone
    9, 10, 11
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Disease Tolerant, Dwarf, Flowering, Heat Tolerant, Sun Loving, Winter / Fall Foliage Color
  • Feature Color
    Green, Yellow
  • Uses
    Border, Container, Hedge
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    Spring, Summer

Growing Zones : 9, 10, and 11

Southern Living Plants

A collection of shrubs, trees, and perennials selected by plant experts to thrive in the heat of the South. Find traditional varieties like camellias mixed with new landscape favorites like agapanthus. These varieties have been bread to tackle landscape challenges specific to the region.

Lime Sizzler Firebush foliage and flowers
Southern Living Plant Collection

Lime Sizzler Firebush

From $19.98

The Lime Sizzler™ Firebush is an exciting new addition to the Southern Living Plant Collection. This perennial shrub has a fantastic presence in the garden with its lovely yellow and green variegated foliage and clusters of vibrant red-orange blooms from late spring into fall. The blooms of this plant provide sweet nectar that will keep hummingbirds and butterflies coming back for more! The colors and blooms of the Lime Sizzler are most brilliant in a sunny location so make sure to select a spot in the full sun for this specimen. This plant has a compact tidy growth habit and is commonly used in the landscape as an accent, hedge, mass plantings, or specimens, and can also make a great element in a mixed container garden on your patio.

Pot size

  • 2.5 Quart
  • 2 Gallon
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