Hamelia patens

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  1. Victoria

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    Mexican Firebcracker, Firebush, the lovely Hamelia patens. It is just tiny as I have done it from a rooted cutting and I am excited as it has come into bloom ...
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Just looked it up, nice plant.
      Another one of those that attract hummingbirds. :roflol:
      So keep your eyes open.
       
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        Shame we don't have any hummingbirds. :whistle:
         
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          It's a pretty little plant @Victoria I've never heard of it. Could you show a closeup of the flowers when they open ...
           
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            I think the flowers are rather insignificant. Here is a close up internet photo ...
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              I see, they must be open on yours then. It must be grown for its form and leaves, which are pretty :smile:
               
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              From looking online I get the impression that maybe each flower is slightly insignificant but they form in bunches and on a large plant they look impressive overall.
              Imagine a hydrangea with only one flower, wouldn't look much would it.:biggrin:
               
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                Too true Pete. We watched NCIS Miami and I kept seeing these shrubs so did a search on Florida plants and came up that this COULD be what I was seeing. I think it is a neat, unusual plant and got the cutting from Spain.
                 
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