...a trailing or sprawling Scutellaria species with brilliant tubular magenta flowers native to the mountainous regions of El Salvador north to Mexico where it is referred to by that ubiquitous name of ‘hummingbird plant’. But it really does attract migratory hummingbirds and butterflies in our gardens! This particular Scutellaria species sprawls or trails a distance of about 3-4’ and attains a height of about 8-12”. It likes a light, well-drained soil with half-day sun in the height of summer; but can handle substantially more direct sunlight in early spring, fall, and winter in our gardens. It blooms heavily in late spring and fall: and sporadically throughout the growing season. Scutellaria longifolia has proven to be winter hardy in our gardens with just the normal mulching we apply to all our plants and is recommended for growing in zones 8-10.