Thursday, July 7, 2011


Flame Acanthus (Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii Pumpkin and Red)

This is a plant native to Texas. The flowers are either light orange (Pumpkin) or deep red-orange (Red.)  I started mine from some seeds someone gave me.  Each year I have more because they re-seed with abandon.   It's pretty clear why they have been given the common name Flame Acanthus.   'Don't call the Fire Department - it's just my Anisacanthus!'

1 comment:

Annalilly said...

How pretty! Mine didn't reseed last year, and I miss it! I'll have to get another one next year and start over.