Return to the Seed Saving Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Mexican Fire Bush

Posted by freshair2townsquare 8a, DFW (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 12, 08 at 1:03

Are the dark berries of a Fire Bush their seeds, or is there a different thing I should look for?

~ Amy

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Mexican Fire Bush

Just so we're talking about the same Fire Bush . . .

Here is a link that might be useful: Firebush in Florida

RE: Mexican Fire Bush

Taken from the hyperling Firebush in Florida;
Purists insist that I call it by its "correct" botanical name, Hamelia patens. In the nursery it may be labeled as Scarlet Bush, Hummingbird Bush, African Fire Bush, Mexican Fire Bush, and a host of other names in Latin America. It is a member of the Madder plant family that includes Gardenia, Penta, and Wild Coffee.

I never knew that this plant could put out seeds as this is the first time I even noticed them but I do like the bush as it seems to enjoy living in conditions that most will not even survive under. So I am going to try harvesting these seeds to see how well they sprout. I will also try to do some starts from cuttings. I enjoy watching all plants come to life and add beauty to the area. Thank you for this post

RE: Mexican Fire Bush

Ive been reading that the Mexican fire bush will look dead but most likely is still alive after the winter season...should I repot them or just start feeding them more water ??...I purchased two last year and loved the way they grew and looked...but having a hard time this year finding anyone selling them locally....also it sounds like we can harvest their seeds to re-grow ??

Thanks for any input !!


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Seed Saving Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here