Anisacanthus thurberi, or Desert Honeysuckle, is a great plant for pollinator support, especially butterflies and hummingbirds. Its bright orange, small, tubular flowers bloom mainly between March-June, but throughout the year as well. This woody shrub can grow up to 6 ft tall and enjoys sandy washes and canyon habitats between 2000-5000 ft. This versatile plant needs partial to full sun, and wet to dry conditions. Exceptionally resilient plant for the garden or restoration. Tolerates a wide variety of sun exposures.
Desert Honeysuckle, Anisacanthus thurberi