I live in central North Carolina.
The Fire Bushes have taken the summer's heat in pots without complaint. They have been disease-free for me. I have been able to winter-over (inside) mature plants with good root systems. They have NOT been hardy in my zone. I love the lively colors on this plant and so do the hummingbirds. Hamelia Patens has proven irresistible to hummingbirds. I have seen them spin around a flower with their tongues down the tube, slurping out the nectar!
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