The Plant List


Anisacanthus quadrifidus v. wrightii

Common: Flame honeysuckle, Hummingbird bush
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Native to Chihuahuan Desert, southwest Texas.
Temperature:  Hardy to 5 degrees
Light: Full sun
Soil: Tolerates wide range of soils but prefers good drainage
Water: Low water use.

Deciduous shrub, 5' x 5'. Irregularly branching with red to orange tube-shaped flowers in summer and fall.

Excellent hummingbird and butterfly plant.

Low water, full sun for best flowers but also light partial shade, hardy to 5 F. Tolerates a range of soils but prefers good drainage.

Prune severely every few years to renew. Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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