These American natives have a definite wildflower look, with erect single stems, finely divided leaves, and tubular red (or yellow-and-red) flowers. Individual plants are narrow and somewhat startling in appearance; they are best massed. They survive on rainfall but can take irrigation if grown in a watered border. Sow seeds in spring or early summer for bloom the following summer.
Native from California to British Columbia and east to the Rocky Mountains. Grows to 2 1/2 ft. high and 1 ft. wide. Flowers are red marked yellow (sometimes pure yellow), about an inch long, borne in long, narrow clusters.
‘Doubledecker’ (‘Doppelganger’), another 2-footer, has something extra: a seco...
Native to eastern North America; for ornamental species, see
California native. Satiny, lavender-pink flowers on 1–2-ft. stems in late spring. Spreads freely...