is my favorite of the four floral forms available (red, orange-red, pumpkin
and yellow). However, hummingbirds show no such preference - they
visit all four. All anisacanthus catapult their ripe seeds up to
10' away, but my 6" to 8" deep mulch of live oak leaves (renewed every
March) keeps them from germinating. All perform better if cut back
4" to 6" high every mid-December. Grows in full sun to half-day sun.
Looks best if given a deep watering every two weeks during a dry summer,
but can survive with no supplemental irrigation.
(Feed with 3 Agriform
2-year fertilizer tablets at the bottom of the hole at planting time.)