Biennial in USDA zones 5-9. Blooms in summer. This tall 2′-5′ native creates a blaze of color when its spectacular towers of bright red 1″ trumpets bloom in the second year after planting. The fiery color is irresistible to hummingbirds that flock to it in search of nectar. It fits nicely into meadows, mass plantings, and native gardens where it will add a pop of color to the back. Ipomopsis does well in full sun or partial shade and is especially suited to dry, sandy, or rocky soils. Though it is a biennial, it may reseed and grow in following years. The flower stems can be used for a unique touch in fresh arrangements and last up to two weeks. Also called, Gillia rubra.