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Odontonema strictum /Fire Spike

Odontonema strictum  / Odontonema strictum
Blooms that occur late in the summer
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Blooms that occur late in the summer

Flowers and foliage

Considerable number of flowers on well established plants that can survive low winter temperatures

Close-up image of fire spike flowers

Excellent bloomer for the shade garden

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Scientific Name: Odontonema strictum
Common Name: Fire Spike
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Fall
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This is a delightful perennial for fall blooming when most plants are well beyond their peak flowering. It does especially well in partial shade. Hummingbirds visit this plant often.