PlantsAnisacanthus→Flame Acanthus (Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii Accepted
Anisacanthus wrightii Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 3-6 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Host plant for Texan Crescent & Crimson Patch butterflies
Flowers: Showy
Other: Attracts hummingbirds & butterflies.
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Flame Acanthus Seed Help? by ricelg Nov 12, 2018 11:14 PM 29
Mystery Red Leaves Plant by MunchkinsMom Nov 12, 2015 5:23 PM 8
Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii by duane456 Oct 1, 2014 11:32 AM 1
Reference thread: Planting for hummingbirds by sheryl May 23, 2020 2:19 PM 44
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers, The Front Yard. by frostweed Mar 6, 2020 6:35 AM 150
October 2010 by Horntoad Oct 23, 2010 5:21 PM 1

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