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Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Shrubs, Shrub, Herbaceous Perennial, Native Plant, Perennial
Flowers are tube-shaped and two-lipped (smaller upper and larger lower lip) and about one inch long, appearing in terminal spikes., Flowers 1 inch long, Depending on provenance, will bloom most heavily either in spring or in fall, with scattered blooming in summer and until frost. Flower color differs according to provenance and breeding, ranging from red to orange to pink to purple to white, with many shades in between.
Valued for its nearly evergreen habit, its colorful, long-lasting, hummingbird-attracting blooms, and the denseness of its growth, which makes it useful as a low hedge.