By Ralph E. Mitchell
I recently visited the Naples Botanical Garden and was overwhelmed by the beauty and the splendor of the plantings – my first visit! Of all the plants I could have focused on, the firespike collection was very attention-getting. ... READ MORE
Firespike (Odontonema strictum) is an herbaceous perennial with large showy spikes of bright red tubular flowers that bloom during autumn. These flowers attract many species of butterflies as well as hummingbirds.
Firespike is one of ... READ MORE
Firespike is an herbaceous perennial growing to about 4 feet tall with an upright habit which has naturalized in Florida (Fig. 1). The shiny, dark green leaves of this plant have entire to undulate margins and reach a length ... READ MORE