Purple Firespike (Thyrsacanthus callistachyus)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Thyrsacanthus callistachyus Accepted
Odontonema callistachyum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: To 6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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flaflwrgrl On July 4, 2014 Potted up
Fed alfalfa meal.
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