Leaf retention: Deciduous.
Growth rate: Moderate.
Mature Size: 6' high and wide.
Flowers: Yellow to orange to red, tubular, 2" long,
four backward curling lobes.
Bloom: Spring and fall, with most blossoms in spring.
Fruit: Capsules with four seeds.
Leaves: Green, lance-shaped.
Stems: No thorns. New stems grow erect, tend to sprawl with age.
Wildlife: Attracts hummingbirds.
Toxic / Danger: No.
Origin: Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico.
Cultivation and Uses
USDA hardiness zones: 8b-11.
Heat tolerant: Yes.
Drought tolerant: Yes.
Sun: Full sun for most blooms, tolerates part shade.
Water once established: Once or twice a month.
Soil: Well drained, dry, sandy, low organic content,
pH 6.5-8.5 (slightly acidic to alkaline).
Prune: Late winter to remove old stems and promote new growth.
Every few years, prune severely in late winter to rejuvenate.
Uses: Ornamental, hummingbird garden.
Other common names are Chuparosa and Desert Honeysuckle.
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