Description: Tall stem covered with leaves resembling cypress, adorned with a glorious spire of red, tubular flowers. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Well-drained sandy soil. Plant en masse for mutual support.
Life Span: Biennial; occasionally annual
Light Exposure: Full sun to high pine shade
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Season: Mid-summer to early fall
Height (in bloom): 2 to 5 feet
Habitat: Dry - sandy open areas (coastal; disturbed)
Note: Before it flowers, Standing Cypress resembles a young dogfennel plant. If browsed by deer or rabbits, Standing Cypress becomes multi-stemmed at the point of browsing.