Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Salvia Coccinea, Scarlet Sage
I originally mis-identified this as cardinalflower, but it is in fact scarlet sage, which is native to the southern US. This particular one followed me home from a garden plant exchange, and has since been blooming like crazy in the semi-shaded bed behind the house.
When photographing the flower yesterday, I turned towards what I thought was an engine starting up in the distance, only to discover it was a humming bird scoping out the blossoms.
I hope this little flower survives the winter, because I would love to have more of these about the yard!