Lady in Red is a showy Mexican native with whorls of bright red flowers forming spikes on square stems. It tolerates drought (and clay soil), and will flower more abundantly with watering during dry spells. Reseeds impressively. Even hungry deer leave it alone.
Salvia coccinea 'Lady in Red', Lady in Red Salvia
Height: 2'. Sun. Brilliant scarlet spikes bloom in summer. Deer resistant. Attracts pollinators.