A very showy sage, with sticky gray green leaves and terminal spikes of orange-red flowers mid summer thru fall. Well drained soil. This sage can take a lot of abuse! We grow it in a big pot where it is constantly forgotten, never watered or fertilized. We had a low temperature of 11 degrees F several years ago, and the plant came back vigorously.
It is native to very high altitudes in the eastern Sierra Madre Oriental. Branches are brittle, so plant out of high traffic areas. Grows 3 feet tall, 4 feet wide. Prune to the ground in early spring. This is a really great hummingbird plant, probably the most visited in our garden!