Salvia microphylla, Orange Door
Orange Door will surely be adored by butterflies and hummingbirds!
A tough, orange-red to pinkish red, multi-branched perennial. Drought tolerant once establishes. Good garden soil or sandy loam, humus and lime are helpful. The plant produces flowers its first year and grows rapidly, attaining full size in its second year. Adored by hummingbirds and butterflies but usually ignored by deer. Deadheading one third of plant will promote flower production. In late winter or early spring remove all woody stems as close to the ground as possible to encourage new growth. Beautiful salvia/sage to grow in a mass planting.
Yearly Foliage: Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 7-10
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Mature Growth: 3 feet high
Soil: Average, sandy loam, added lime helpful, with deep weekly during dry spells, drought tolerant once establish
Blooms: Summer-Fall (first year bloomer)
Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-bees, Hummingbirds