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Plant of the Week – Mexican Fire™

Plant of the Week – Mexican Fire™

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Mexican Fire™

Anisacanthus quadrifidus v. wrightii ‘Mexican Fire’™

  • This outstanding desert-adapted shrub is easy-to-grow. Very highly rated but infrequently available for purchase.
Striking spikes of orange-red tubular flowers are ablaze during the hottest time of the year and on into fall. Mexican Fire accepts reflected heat and is root hardy to zero degrees. To increase flowering and control size, cut to the ground in late winter. This drought tolerant plant is an excellent choice for a xeriscape. AND Hummingbirds can’t stay away!
Upper left – Combined with a Texas Ranger (idea: plant 2-3 shrubs in same hole)
Lower left – shows its more stiff accent quality (check it out in a few days – it should be ablaze with color)
Upper right – Combined with a lower growing Mexican Honeysuckle (Justicia spicigera)
Middle right – Striking orange-red tubular flowers
Lower right – Combined with another Texas Ranger