Similar in appearance to Salvia coccinea, lovely orange flower with pale yellow markings on lower lip. Hummingbird magnet!
Small hymenoptera work these flowers, when Hummingbirds are not around.
Absolute hummingbird magnet!
Volunteer plants pre-flowering stage of growth. This salvia drops seeds everywhere!
Overall length is 1 inch from end of calyx to tip of flower. Nice bright orange colored flowers.
The flower has nice internal lighter markings.
Vivid orange flowers from mid-summer to fall frosts - prolific seed maker
Growing in a container at the end of our side entry driveway on Sept. 28, 2009 at 8:04 am.