Superb Beardtongue (PEN-stem-on: soo-PER-bus) Plantaginaceae:
Brilliantly colored flowers in coral to scarlet, they are trumpet shaped with good sized open faces and plants are in bloom from April to June. This species grows 2 to 4 feet tall with an up-right habit. Needs good drainage so best in soils that drain quickly.
Native to the hot dry deserts of New Mexico.