CALUSA FIREBUSH NATIVE hamelia patens 'calusa' Good fall color and unusual foliage color. It can have green, red and orange leaves at the same time. New leaves stay darker red than the typical Firebush and is more resistant to fungus. It is deer resistant. It is attractive to bees, butterflies, and beneficial insects. To grow well, it prefers sun and occasional - low water. Drought tolerant once established. Grows best in well-drained and average soil.