Plants in the genus Anisacanthus are dry-tolerant native shrubs or subshrubs, in both evergreen and deciduous species. They are grown for their colorful flowers in summer.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsNative to rocky banks and flood plains of the southwest U.S. and northern Mexico. The floral display is a colorful addition to a wild or desert garden.
CareProvide moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Cut back hard in spring for best floral display.
PropagationSow seeds as soon as ripe; root cuttings in sand.