HUMMINGBIRD BUSH (Flame Acanthus)
Deciduous– Sun to Part Shade
Anisacanthus quadrifidus Ht. 3’-4’ Spread 3’-4’
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HABIT: 1 ½”-2” red, orange, or yellow flowers from midsummer to frost.
CULTURE: Easy to grow in well-drained soil in sun or dappled shade. Cut back in late winter to promote full growth and heavy flowering.
USES: Summer color to attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
PROBLEMS: Possible freeze problems
Flame Acanthus (Anisacanthus wrightii)
Small orange-flowered perennial. Tough, spreads easily, attracts hummingbirds. Is easy to grow to 4 feet in height in sun to part shade.