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Hamelia patens 'Calusa', commonly known as the Calusa Firebush, is a vibrant and hardy shrub known for its striking ornamental features and attractiveness to wildlife. This cultivar distinguishes itself with lush, dark green leaves and bright red-orange tubular flowers that bloom prolifically from early summer to late fall, providing a continuous display of color. The flowers are highly appealing to hummingbirds and butterflies, making it an excellent choice for gardeners looking to attract pollinators. 'Calusa' grows vigorously in full sun to partial shade and is adaptable to a variety of soil conditions, though it prefers well-draining soil. It is drought-tolerant once established and can handle the heat well, making it suitable for warm climates. With its compact growth habit, Hamelia patens 'Calusa' is ideal for use in borders, mixed garden beds, or as a standalone specimen, adding a burst of color and life to any garden setting.