Parent: Anisacanthus quadrifidus
Zones: 7 to 10
Size: To 3' tall and 4' wide
Growth Rate: Moderate
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Trumpet-like red flowers in spring to summer. Hummingbirds love the flowers. Cut back in late winter to maintain a good shape. Deer resistant.
Published in Sida 11: 296 in 1986.
Basionym Drejera wrightii Torr.
Synonym: Anisacanthus wrightii (Torr.) A.Gray.
Native to Texas and Mexico.
I purchased an 8" pot at Big Bloomers in June 2011 and planted it in the In Between Garden. It bloomed all summer and grew to about 4' tall. In winter the branches turned a silvery grey but it leafed out and bloomed again in spring.