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Anisacanthus wrightii (desert honeysuckle)

Anisacanthus wrightii (desert honeysuckle)

Anisacanthus wrightii

Desert honeysuckle

This unusual acanthus relative grows to about 3' tall and wide.  It produces incredibly bright red flowers from late July to September that are a magnet for hummingbirds. 

Desert honeysuckle goes winter dormant.  It prefers well-drained, lean soils with little compost.  It's really drought tolerant once established.  It's also really low-maintenance, needing just a little bit of occasional pruning to maintain a nice bushy shape, and is really frost tolerant, handling temperatures down to 5°F.

Desert honeysuckle is native to the Texas panhandle.

This unusual acanthus relative grows to about 3' tall and wide.  It produces incredibly bright red flowers from late July to September that are a magnet for hummingbirds. 

Desert honeysuckle goes winter dormant.  It prefers well-drained, lean soils with little compost.  It's really drought tolerant once established.  It's also really low-maintenance, needing just a little bit of occasional pruning to maintain a nice bushy shape, and is really frost tolerant, handling temperatures down to 5°F.

Desert honeysuckle is native to the Texas panhandle.




Height:

2-3 Feet

Spread:

2-3 Feet

Spacing:

2-3 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone:

7

Anisacanthus wrightii Characteristics

Attributes

  • Pet Friendly
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Low Maintenance
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Cold Tolerant

Flower color

  • Red

Foliage color

  • Green

Growth habit (plant shape)

  • Upright

Exposure

  • Full sun - Coast
  • Morning sun

Season of interest (flowering)

  • Summer

Season of interest (foliage)

  • Spring
  • Summer

Wildlife appeal

  • Attracts hummingbirds

Suggested uses

  • Firescaping
  • Swimming pool area