||This native biennial prefers full sun and well-drained soils. This native produces a narrow spike, but will reach a mature height of 4 to 6 feet. In mid-summer Ipomopsis rubra has trumpet shaped scarlet red or orange flowers. It is a favorite of hummingbirds and shallowtail butterflies. Ipomopsis rubra is native to central and southeastern United States. Plants do not transplant well at all so it is best grown from seed. This is not hard to do, Simply choose a site in part to full sun that has well drained soil. Scratch the surface with a rake and sow seeds sparingly, water in and label with date and species of seed sown. Usually some (25%) will bloom the first year the other remaining seedlings will develop a ferny rosettes of basal foliage the first summer then they will over winter and bloom the next summer. It reseeds freely in favorable habitats which is an open area with exposed soils. Limited seed are available each year in October.