This beautiful ever-bloomer is one of my favorites. As are many of our most colorful flowers, this one is also a native of Mexico and Central America. It is considered a perennial if you live in zone 9 and higher. You would be wise to bring your potted plant inside when temperatures dip below 60 degrees.
Clusters of fluorescent red -orange, tubular blooms constantly tease hummingbirds. Although this plant is not a xeric, it thrives in well drained soil. In it's native habitat, it receives water regularly. Water it every third day. Another delight is that when placed in a sunny spot in your home, you will be delighted with tropical blooms all winter. Since this is one of the plants found in the lush Central American tropics, you would expect hummingbirds to be well acquainted with it. Indeed they are. Placed outside in the spring, it doesn't take long for hummers to find those blooms quickly. Name this plant for me.