Hardiness: USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
On Mar 29, 2013, jlsdaisies from el paso, tx United States wrote:
I love my anisacanthus! I took some new plants from my grandmother's garden last fall. I wasn't sure they would make it after our freezes in the winter but within the last week they've gone crazy. I can't wait for them to bloom to bring out the hummingbirds.
On Sep 16, 2012, whenpigsfly from Willis, TX wrote:
This plant isn't showy, but bees, hummingbirds and butterflies love it. Give it plenty of space to spread out...I put mine in a huge (20") pot in the spring. Since then, the plant has tripled in size, and the roots fill the pot. I'm going to transplant it into a whiskey barrel. Cuttings I took in the Spring are rootbound in qt containers; those will go into the ground
On Mar 15, 2010, BajaBlue from Rancho Santa Rita, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
Hummingbird Bush is native
of Mexico and Texas is a
delight for hummingbirds.
Its a small, spreading shrub
with orangish-red tubular
flowers from mid-July or
August ( earlier in the
southern states,) until frost.
Hummingbird Bush is suited
to a wide variety of soils,
including poor soils, and is
drought and heat tolerant.
On Mar 9, 2006, SisterClay from Hurst, TX (Zone 7b) wrote:
I love this plant! I planted it in the fall from a little 4 inch pot. When it grew back in the spring, it was huge. It grew to about a 6 foot spread by 3 feet tall. I was also pleasently suprised to look out my window one day to see a hummingbird feeding on it.
It did produce at least 1 new plant the following fall which I dug up and planted in another part of the garden.
On Aug 24, 2004, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
I love this plant, and so do the hummingbirds. It blooms all summer even in
part shade, and can take the heat with no problem.
I do not have any trouble with it overpopulating and I would not mind having many of them. They are beautiful and easy to root, blooming through the hottest part of summer.
This plant is endemic to Texas and one of my favorite shrubs.
On Aug 23, 2004, GardenQuiltLady from New Braunfels, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
Every garden should have one Flame acanthus, and only one! Seedlings pop up everywhere in the yard propogated by birds, wind, etc. Hummingbird magnet. Blooms summer through first frost. I never, ever water mine. Do not plant with intentions of containing it to one area.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Tucson, Arizona Sacramento, California Temecula, California Boyette, Florida Brent, Florida Gainesville, Florida Melrose Park, Florida Mount Plymouth, Florida Spring Hill, Florida West Palm Beach, Florida Yulee, Florida Cordele, Georgia Hebron, Kentucky New Iberia, Louisiana Albuquerque, New Mexico Flora Vista, New Mexico La Luz, New Mexico Las Cruces, New Mexico Cape Carteret, North Carolina Elizabeth City, North Carolina Holly Springs, North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina River Road, North Carolina Berea, South Carolina East Sumter, South Carolina Okatie, South Carolina Aledo, Texas Alvin, Texas Austin, Texas Belton, Texas Copperas Cove, Texas Cumings, Texas Dallas, Texas Dalworthington Gardens, Texas Desoto, Texas Eagle Mountain, Texas El Paso, Texas Falcon Lake Estates, Texas Flint, Texas Fort Worth, Texas (2 reports) Frisco, Texas Georgetown, Texas (2 reports) Groesbeck, Texas Hill Country Village, Texas Houston, Texas (2 reports) Hurst, Texas Impact, Texas Irving, Texas Jacksonville, Texas (2 reports) Lake Jackson, Texas Lampasas, Texas Mcallen, Texas Mckinney, Texas Mexia, Texas New Braunfels, Texas Roman Forest, Texas Rowlett, Texas San Antonio, Texas (6 reports) Scenic Oaks, Texas Spring, Texas Spring Branch, Texas Sunset Valley, Texas Van Alstyne, Texas White Settlement, Texas Willis, Texas Aquia Harbour, Virginia