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Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii (Flame Acanthus, Hummingbird Bush)

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Scrophulariales
Family: Acanthaceae
Genus: Anisacanthus
Species: Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Deciduous
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Perennial
  • Shrub
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
  • 9a (to 25 F / -4 C)
  • 9b (to 30 F / -1 C)
  • 10a (to 35 F / 2 C)
  • 10b (to 40 F / 4 C)
  • 11 (Above 40 F / Above 4 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 2 to 5 feet (60 cm to 1 1/2 m)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 2 to 5 feet (60 cm to 1 1/2 m)
Flowering Start edit
  • July
Flowering End edit
  • October
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Medium
Leaf Shape edit
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Suitable For edit
  • Border/Bed
  • Centre Piece
  • Hedging/Screening
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
Soil Types edit
  • Well-drained
  • Tolerant of Most Types
Soil pH edit
  • 6.0 - 6.4 (Slightly acidic)
  • 6.5 - 6.9 (Very slightly acidic)
  • 7.0 (Neutral)
  • 7.1 - 7.5 (Very slightly alkaline)
  • 7.6 - 8.0 (Slightly alkaline)
Bloom Colour edit
  • Red
  • Orange
Wildlife Value edit
  • Butterflies (nectar source)
  • Hummingbirds
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
  • Stem Cutting
Skill Level edit
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  • Moderate watering encourages more blooms edit | delete
  • Late to come out in spring edit | delete
  • Benefits from periodic shearing and severe cutting back in spring edit | delete
  • Bark provides winter/early spring interest edit | delete
  • Tolerates reflective heat edit | delete
  • Does well in poor soil edit | delete
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