This herbaceous perennial grows in southeastern Arizona, New Mexico, west Texas and northern Mexico at elevations from 1500 to 8000 feet. Fuzzy, soft gray-green leaves up to 3 inches long are arranged opposite each other on the stems. Coral red tubular flowers attract hummingbirds from March to October. Plant in full sun to part shade and provide moderate to ample irrigation. Cut back as needed to remove frost damaged foliage and to maintain a dense form.