A legendarily hypnotic to hummingbirds, the tall spikes of these vivid-red tubular flowers are a prime source of nectar for bees and butterflies too.
Scarlet Sage is a deer resistant wildflower that will tolerate salty soil and loves heat. Blooms appear continuously from early summer to first frost.
When scarlet sage was introduced to Britain in the 1820s, it immediately became a popular bedding "annual" even though it is a perennial in its native Brazil and Mexico.
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