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Big Honeysuckle
Scientific Name: Anisacanthus andersonii T.F. Daniel
Synonym:
Family: Acanthaceae
Big Honeysuckle (Anisacanthus  andersonii)
Anisacanthus andersonii at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum in early March
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-13, 18, 19
USDA: 9-11

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Mexico (northern Sonora

Growth Habits: Semi-evergreen shrub, 8 feet tall (2.4 m), 6 feet spread (1.8 m)

Watering Needs: Moderate water makes it look better in summer, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds or cuttings


Cultural Practices:
Anisacanthus andersonii can be fairly shaggy looking in winter. Trim it after it has finished blooming to keep more compact, and provoke more blossom.

Blooming Habits:
The Big Honeysuckle blooms several times a year, starting in late winter.


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