Anisacanthus quadrifidus wrightii
Texas Firecracker Plant, Wright Anisacanthus, Hummingbird Bush
Texas and Mexico
- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
- Very Low
About This Plant
Sun or partial shade. A deciduous shrub with thin leaflets on rangy stems. The orange tubeflowers are made-to-order for hummingbirds, butterflies and bees; they festoon the branches like tiny candles all summer long. Anisacanthus reseeds freely and fairly aggressively; if you need plants that stay put, this isn’t one of them. That said, it’s an excellent choice for wildscapes or just for pure mass in new landscaping, especially in the thin dry soils of northwest Bexar County.
Anisacanthus needs no irrigation or special attention. It can be cut back in winter to keep a compact shape.
3-6' H, 4-6' W
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Clay, Sandy, Thin, Well drained
Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae, Hummingbirds
June, July, August, September