Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Origin: Dry, rocky slopes and hillsides in Southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico and northwestern Mexico
Family: Acanthaceae, Acanthus family
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Watering: Low to moderate once established
Growth Rate: Moderate
Temperature: Freezes below 26 F but recovers in spring
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Great nectar plant for bees and butterflies. Host plant for the Texas Crescent
Notes: Produces lots of seeds and can become weedy in moist areas
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