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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
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
Deciduous
Other: Host plant for Texan Crescent & Crimson Patch butterflies
Flowers: Showy
Other: Attracts hummingbirds & butterflies.
Flower Color: Orange
Red
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Hummingbirds
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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Common names
  • Flame Acanthus
  • Wright Anisacanth
  • Muicle
  • Hummingbird Bush
  • Wright's Desert Honeysuckle
  • Wright Acanthus
  • Mexican Flame
  • Wright's Mexican Flame
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii
  • Synonym: Anisacanthus wrightii

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Location: my garden
Date: 2016-05-31
#Pollination
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2022-10-15
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2017-10-02
Location: Plano, TX
Location: Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas
Date: 2022-04-05
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2017-10-03
Location: In a neighbor's garden in Oklahoma City
Date: 08-09-2018
Flame Acanthus (Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii) 002
Location: In a neighbor's garden in Oklahoma City
Date: 08-09-2018
Flame Acanthus (Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii) 004
Location: Medina Co., Texas
Date: June 10, 2012
Flame Acanthus, in bloom
Location: In a neighbor's garden in Oklahoma City
Date: 08-09-2018
Flame Acanthus (Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii) 001
Location: In a neighbor's garden in Oklahoma City
Date: 08-09-2018
Flame Acanthus (Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii) 002
Location: Plano, TX
Germinated in 4 days.

Date: 2021-08-08
Location: Plano, TX
Location: Plano, TX
Dried seed pods.
Location: San Antonio TX
Date: 2017-10-22
At the top is the seed pod, the pod cracks open (as on right); se
Photo by LindaTX8
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