Heat loving shrubs have nectar-filled tubular flowers with two lobes above the mouth, three on the lower lip. Highly favored by hummingbirds and butterflies. Fairly drought tolerant; water deeply every 2 to 3 weeks in summer.Anisacanthus thurberi
Native to Northern Mexico and the canyons and washes of the Sonoran Desert in Arizona and New Mexico. In mild-winter areas, grows to 4 ft. tall or more and as wide, with stout branches. Looks best when treated as perennial, cut to ground before spring growth begins. Valued for spikes of 1 1/2 in. long, red flowers held above leaves that are 1 1/2 –2 in. long and 1/2 in. wide. Blooms most prolifically in spring, with occasional blossoms in summer and fall.
Plants sold under this name may be Justicia spicigera.
Native to Northern Mexico and the canyons and washes of the Sonoran Desert in Arizona and New Mexico. ...
Dense grower to 5 ft. high and wide, with bright green leaves and lavender flowers.
Grows 5 ft. high and wide, with small (1/2-in.), silvery leaves and a good show of 1/2- to 1-in.-wide,...