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Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii

Flame Acanthus, Cohilla Honeysuckle
Perennials
Classification Scientific Name: Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii
  Common Name: Flame Acanthus

Cohilla Honeysuckle
  Family: Acanthaceae
  Location Index: HG16
  Suggested Use: beds & borders
     
Plant Plant type: perennial
  Plant form: upright
  Height: 3 - 4 feet
  Spread: 3 - 5 feet
  Bloom Period: summer
fall
  Flower Color: orange
  Flower: 2" trumpet-shaped flowers are mostly solitary, occasionally in spikes
  Foliage Texture: medium
  Foliage: simple leaves are long, narrow, opposite, and somewhat sparse

light to medium green foliage
     
Environment USDA Zone: zones 7 (roots) / 8 (stems) - 10
  Native Range: Texas, Southwestern US, Mexico
  Sun Requirement: light shade
  Water Requirement: low
  Soil: adaptable

well-drained
  Heat Tolerance: high
     
Care Maintenance: prune back near to ground for cold season

shear occasionally during growing season to combat legginess
  Liabilities: irregular, potentially messy form

potential to self-seed

stems not cold hardy
  Tolerances: drought

heat

salt

high pH soils
  Wildlife: butterflies

hummingbirds
Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii

Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii