Type: Deciduous shrub
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Water Use: Low
Mature Size: 4’ H x 4’ W
Hummingbirds flock to this shrub’s tubular orange flowers, which bloom during the hottest times of the summer. Flame acanthus can be slow to leaf out in the spring, so it generally is not bothered by late winter freezes. It has a strong vertical structure with dark green leaves. This shrub does well in reflected heat and is cold hardy to -5 degrees F. It provides lots of color on a small water budget, and rain will trigger a rush of blooms.