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Anisacanthus quadrifidus v. wrightii Mexican Fire™

Flame Acanthus

This medium-sized, deciduous shrub has a rounded to irregular shape. Its narrow, rich green leaves provide an effective backdrop for terminal spikes of tubular red-orange flowers. Flowers are produced from early summer through fall and attract hummingbirds. This fast-growing plant is quite drought tolerant, but flowers more profusely with summer irrigation. Cut back to the ground in late winter to encourage fresh spring growth and to control the size. Mexican Fire™ has deeper green foliage and more intensely red flowers than previous selections.