(Pink Cardinal Flower) What a great perennial. Fast, easy and rewarding. The columns of bright pink flowers last longer than most Lobelia, and are fragrant as well!
Use this plant in your herbaceous borders, or on the edge of a pond or stream, or in a wild garden. Best in full sun, it will take a surprising amount of shade and still bloom like crazy.
The color is absolutely stunning. This is one not to be without!
Hummingbirds love Salvia (sage) nectar and are attracted to it by the bright colors of tubular sage blossoms. In particular, these little whirlybirds can easily spot flowers in the red spectrum, which is prevalent among sages. Here are some hummingbird gardening tips.
If you live in suburbs or rural areas where deer plunder gardens, Salvias (sages) can be part of your plan for discouraging these hungry visitors. Here are some tips.