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Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii

 
Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii
Young nursery specimen, just planted
flame acanthus,hummingbird bush, Wright’s desert honeysuckle
First flower
Synonym(s) Anisacanthus wrightii
Common name flame acanthus,hummingbird bush, Wright’s desert honeysuckle
Family acanthaceae
Life cycle shrub (Z7-10)
Flowers orange-red (late summer-fall)
Size to 6'
Light sun

Deciduous flowering shrub, native from southern Texas to northern Mexico. Supposedly grows big and bushy in climates where freezes don't kill the top growth, but is best kept in check by regular pruning, including occasional hard pruning.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: left fence border

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