This Texas wildflower is terrific for attracting hummingbirds. The scarlet-red, trumpet-shaped flowers bloom on tall stems in late summer.
Ipomopsis rubra is a biennial, usually sown in the fall in the south. But it blooms the first year from seed if started early, so it can be grown as an annual. It self sows in my zone 5 garden. Also known as Gilia rubra. Hardy in zones 6-10.
Sowing Ipomopsis Seeds:
Sow indoors 6 weeks before the last frost date. Barely cover the seeds. Full sun. Well-drained soil.