Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii (Hummingbird Bush)
Also known as Flame Acanthus.
Hummingbird bush is a well-rounded shrub that has a lot to offer. Its bright red blooms are prized by hummingbirds, and heat doesn’t bother it once it is established. It grows quickly and likes to spread, so give it plenty of room to grow and provide occasional shearing. A versatile shrub, hummingbird bush will tolerate light shade but blooms best in sunny spots. Use it as an anchor plant or make it a part of a perennial bed.
AT A GLANCE
|Full to part sun
|Janais patch butterfly, Texan crescent butterfly, Crimson Patch butterfly, Elada Checkerspot butterfly
|Present in state
|Present in county and native
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state
|Not present in state
|Present and rare, native in county
|Previously present, now extinct
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)