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Anisacanthus quadrifidus v. wrightii Mexican Fire™

Anisacanthus quadrifidus v. wrightii Mexican Fire™
Texas Firecracker, Desert Honeysuckle, Wright's Desert Honeysuckle, Wright's Anisacanthus, Flame Acanthus, Hummingbird Bush, Wright Acanthus, Mexican Flame, Wright's Mexican Flame

This medium-sized, deciduous shrub has a rounded to irregular shape. Its narrow, rich green leaves provide an effective backdrop for terminal spikes of tubular red-orange flowers. Flowers are produced from early summer through fall and attract hummingbirds. This fast-growing plant is quite drought tolerant, but flowers more profusely with summer irrigation. Cut back to the ground in late winter to encourage fresh spring growth and to control the size. Mexican Fire™ has deeper green foliage and more intensely red flowers than previous selections.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 7 (0° F)
Flower Color Red
Flower Season Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Fast, Moderate
Height 4'-5' (ft)
Spread 4'-5' (ft)
Spacing 36-48"
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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