Calendula : Salvia - Texas Sage 'Hummingbird'
The more common red salvia was first described in 1778. A handsome bushy plant with head-turning red flowers and smoldering dark calyxes blooming on tall spikes summer to fall. Tolerates humid heat. Annual; 1.5 ft tall Bloom Time: Summer to fall Color: Red Full sun Soil: Rich, moist, well-drained Hardiness: HHAAsteraceae Calendula officinalis
Calendula is monecious and has both male and female flowers on the same plant. It's pollinated by bees, but can also self-pollinate.
Calendula seed is an after-ripener. That is, the seed germinates better after 6 months of storage than if planted immediately after maturity. Quality calendula seed is the result of careful selection of the mother plants, combined with great care in the picking, curing, sifting, cleaning and storage of the seed. It produces an abundance of seed and often self-sows in your garden.