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Thurber's desert honeysuckle, Chuparosa
Scientific Name: Anisacanthus thurberi (Torr.) Gray
Synonym: Drejera thurberi
Family: Acanthaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-13,18,19
USDA: 8b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 15F (-9C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun

Origin: Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts: USA (southern Arizona and New Mexico), Mexico (Sonora, Chihuahua) , in canyons and along washes, at 2500 to 5500 feet elevation (750-1600 m)

Growth Habits: Deciduous shrub, 5 to 8 feet tall (1.5-2.4 m); short-stemmed, smooth-edged, dark green, elliptical to linear leaves, up to 2.5 inches long (6.2 cm)

Watering Needs: Low to moderate water, prefers good drainage


Cultural Practices:
Prune in spring to remove old growth and promote new erect foliage.

Blooming Habits:
Orange to scarlet tubular flowers, 1 to 2 inches long (2.5-5 cm), with 4 petal lobes, two stamens, and a long, white pistil. The flowers are most abundant in the spring and autumn.. They contain nectar and are attractive to hummingbirds Michigan Bulb - 120 x 60 Lawns Banner! Gurney's 120 x 60 A

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