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Desert Honeysuckle or Flame Acanthus, Anisacanthus quadrifidus vr. wrigtii
   
Family: Acanthaceae
Hardiness: Zones 7a to10b
Plant: Perennial, Size: 3-5 feet
Flower: Orange-red tube shaped.
Bloom Period: April- November
Soil: Adaptable well dranning
Exposure: Full sun -partial shade
Water: Drought and heat tolerant.
Planting: Fresh seeds and cuttings
   
NATIVE DISTRIBUTION:A. thurberi, southern Arizona, New Mexico and West Texas. A. quadrifidus, limestone hills of Central Texas and Mexico.
The red tubular flowers of Flame Acanthus and Desert honeysuckle will add brilliant color to your yard from June - November. The hotter it gets the more they bloom. This is a great plant for Texas. The hummingbirds love this plant, so this is a must have, together with Autumn sage and Turk's cap. If you have these three plants in your yard you are sure to have hummingbirds.