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Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn
Anisacanthus puberulus (Torr.) Henrickson & Lott
Dwarf desert honeysuckle, Pinky Anisacanthus, Pinkie Anisacanth
Synonyms: Anisacanthus insignis
USDA Symbol: ANPU6
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Numerous long, pink, tubular flowers with re-curved linear lobes in early spring before new foliage appears on long, semi-woody, spreading to decumbent stems. Occasional light blooming in summer and fall.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Leaf Retention: Deciduous Size Notes:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
TX Native Distribution:
Big Bend of Texas in Brewster and Presidio cos. and adjacent Chihuahua and Coahuila, Mexico, on rocky banks of arroyos and sandy washes. Native Habitat:
High elevation, Canyons, Ditches/Ravines/Depressions, Thickets USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Cold Tolerant: yes
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Limestone-based, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay
Conditions Comments: Will grow in full sun, part shade or dappled shade. Will grow in sand, loam, clay, caliche or limestone soils. Also does well as a potted patio plant. Will tolerate reflected heat and is drought tolerant. Looks nice in the winter with the slender branches displaying shreaded bark.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Long-blooming, Showy, Blooms ornamental
Use Wildlife: Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-moths, Nectar-insects, Nectar-hummingbirds, Browse.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Butterflies , Hummingbirds
Larval Host: Crescentspot butterfly
Nectar Source: yes
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
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Record Modified: 2009-04-21
Research By: TWC Staff