Flame Acanthus

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Flame Acanthus

Anisacanthus quadrifidus wrightii
Texas Firecracker Plant, Wright Anisacanthus, Hummingbird Bush
3

6 feet
4

6 feet
Texas and Mexico
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Flowering
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Sun or partial shade. A deciduous shrub with thin leaflets on rangy stems. The orange tubeflowers are made-to-order for hummingbirds, butterflies and bees; they festoon the branches like tiny candles all summer long.

Anisacanthus reseeds freely and fairly aggressively; if you need plants that stay put, this isn’t one of them. That said, it’s an excellent choice for wildscapes or just for pure mass in new landscaping, especially in the thin dry soils of northwest Bexar County.

Maintenance

Anisacanthus needs no irrigation or special attention. It can be cut back in winter to keep a compact shape.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Shrub
Size:
3-6' H, 4-6' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin, Well drained
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae, Hummingbirds
Flower Color:
Orange
Bloom Time:
June, July, August, September
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

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