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Flame Acanthus

Anisacanthus quadrifidus v. wrightii


Height - 3 feet

Width - 3 feet


Full sun to part shade

Plant Type

Native shrubby perennial

Other common names

Hummingbird Bush,
Mexican Flame


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Save Water   Low water required
More Color   Bright red-orange flowers from summer to fall
Attract Wildlife   Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds love the flowers
Reduce Maintenance   Cut back in early spring to control size
Texas Tough    Prolific and easy to grow; spreads quickly

Interesting Facts

Flame Acanthus grows quickly into a taller, shrubby shape (hence its common name, "Hummingbird Bush").  A staple for any native plant garden to attract wildlife, Flame Acanthus is extremely drought tolerant and grows easily in our climate.  Interestingly, the plant spreads quickly by "exploding" seed pods.

Flame Acanthus in Frisco

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