Flame Acanthus Details

Flame Acanthus

  • Also Known As: Hummingbird Bush, Texas Firecracker Plant, Wright's Desert Honeysuckle, Wright Acanthus
  • Botanical Name: Anisacanthus quadrifidus v. wrightii
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Water Demand: Very Low
  • Landscape Use: Deer Resistant, Salt Tolerant, Rock Garden, Container
  • Ornamental Value: Orange, Red
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Birds (including Hummingbirds), Butterflies (nectar source & larval food source)
  • Season: Summer, Fall
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Bushy
  • Plant Spread: 3'
  • Plant Height: 3'


One of the toughest and easiest plants to grow. Excellent for wildlife.

Perennial Care Guide

Flame Acanthus Photos