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JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Anisacanthus wrightii

Wright's Texas Firecracker

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Item #: 5119

Zones: 7a to 10b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mexico, United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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(syn: Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii) Our late cat Zirconia thought we had baited the garden for hummingbirds after we planted a clump of Texas firecracker. This dazzling, deer-resistant perennial, native to Texas and adjacent Mexico, is composed of small, pointed green leaves held along parchment-colored, upright stems. Starting in late spring and continuing until frost, the 3' tall x 2' wide Anisacanthus wrightii is covered in masses of long-tubed, bright orange, star-shaped flowers. In warmer climates where there is no winter dieback, Texas firecracker can reach heights of 6'.

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