Lime Sizzler™

Lime Sizzler™

Hamelia patens ‘Grelmsiz’ PP26247

This heat-loving tropical shrub features green and yellow variegated foliage with sizzling red-orange flowers from late spring through fall. Semi-deciduous, they will die back after a hard frost, but are quick to bounce back.

Sunset Zones

9, 15-17, 19-23

USDA Zones

20°F to 30°F USDA zones 9–11

This plant is suitable for your USDA Zone 9b

Lime Sizzler™ Features

Plant Dimensions

4-5' H x 4-5' W

Landscape Use

Border, Container, Cut Flowers/Foliage, Garden Bed

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full coastal sun to part shade in hotter climates

Special Feature

Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Heat Tolerance, Variegated Foliage


Red-orange flowers late spring to fall

Flowering Season

Spring to Fall

Lime Sizzler™ Plant Care

Water Needs

Medium Water Once Established


Fertilize yearly in spring


Shape anytime after frost


Well-drained soils

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

Shop for your Sunset plants

Your zip code 92260 is located in Zone: 9b with a temperature range of: 25 to 30 °F.