Botanical Name: Anisacanthus quad. w. 'Mexican Flame'
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Common Name: Desert Honeysuckle, Mexican Flame  
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Water Saving Tip:

As the weather gets hotter avoid the temptation to increase run times.

Instead, schedule more start times with one to two hours in between to allow the water from the previous session to soak in before watering again.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub

 

Height Range

3-6'

 

Flower Color

Orange, Red

 

Flower Season

Summer, Fall

 

Leaf Color

Green

 

Bark Color

White

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full

 

Water

Low, Extra in Summer

 

Growth Rate

Fast

 

Soil Type

Sandy

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

n/a

Design Styles

n/a

 

Accenting Features

Fall Color, Showy Flowers

 

Seasonal Interest

Summer, Fall

 

Location Uses

Background, Patio, Swimming Pool, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

n/a

 

Attracts Wildlife

Birds, Hummingbirds

Information by: Kathleen Moore
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  • Description

  • Notes

Medium sized deciduous shrub grows at a moderate rate to 3' x 4'. Cadmium red tubular flowers midsummer thru fall. Needs good drainage. Not attractive in winter. In full sun, can be a very showy addition to summer color. Late winter cut to ground for clean regrowth. Hummer & butterfly attractor. Has a long foliage & blooming season when nothing else is blooming in mid summer. Native to the Chihuahuan Desert.
Frost tolerant to 15 F.