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Plant family: acanthaceae


I use the GRIN online query system to determine plant families. The list below shows the plants in my database listed as members of the acanthaceae family. Click on the botanical name of any plant to go to the plant portrait. For a list of all the plant families represented in our garden, see my families page.

Botanical name Common name Category FlowersSize
Acanthus hungaricus bear's breechesperennial (Z5-10) pale purple (late spring-summer)3-4'
Acanthus mollis bear's breechesperennial (Z6-9) purple/white4'
Acanthus spinosus spiny bear's breechesperennial (Z5-9) purple (June)3-4'
Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii flame acanthus,hummingbird bush, Wright's desert honeysuckleshrub (Z7-10) orange-red (late summer-fall)to 6'
Crossandra infundibuliformis 'Orange Marmalade' firecracker flowertender perennial (Z10-11) orange18-24"
Dicliptera squarrosa hummingbird plant; Uruguayan firecracker plantperennial (Z7-11) orange-red24"
Dyschoriste linearis snake herbperennial (Z7-10) purple (spring-summer)8-12"
Justicia brandegeeana shrimp planttender perennial (Z8-11) salmon red (summer-fall)3-5'
Justicia spicigera firecracker plant, Mexican honeysuckletender shrub (Z8-11) orange4-6'
Odontonema strictum firespikeshrub (Z9-11) red (late summer-winter)to 6'
Ruellia elegans red ruellia; false petuniatender perennial (Z8-11) red12"
Ruellia humilis hairy wild petuniaperennial (Z4-8) lavender (summer)18-24"
Ruellia simplex 'Mayan White' Mexican petuniatender perennial (Z8-11) white3-4'
Ruellia simplex (low-growing variety) Mexican petuniaperennial (Z8-11) lavender8"
Ruellia tweediana Britton's wild petunia; Mexican bluebelltender perennial (Z8-11) pale violet18"
Strobilanthes atropurpureus hardy persian shieldsperennial (Z6-9) violet (late summer-fall)3-4'
Strobilanthes attenuata perennial dark blue/purple (late summer-fall)24"
Strobilanthes dyerianus Persian shieldperennial (Z9-11) violet3-4'
Tetramerium sp. perennial blue
Thunbergia alata black-eyed susan vinetender perennial (Z9-10) yellow/black (summer)vine to 8'
Thunbergia grandiflora blue sky vineperennial (Z8-11) bluevine to 20'

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Last modified: December 11, 2014
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